Injuries and Conditions

Patella Tendinitis

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Pain at the front of your knee or anterior knee pain, commonly affects people of all ages and abilities. Your pain maybe caused by patella tendinitis, also known as jumpers knee, or patella tendinopathy. The patella tendon attaches your knee cap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia). Frequently, patella tendinitis (PT) is associated with athletes, in […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Groin Strain

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Groin strains are very common in multi-directional sports, such as football, particularly at the start of a football season. Some of the risk factors are multi-directional movements and sudden increase in tissue loading, especially at the start of a football season. In this figure we demonstrate, the common adductor tendon, which has tendon defects at […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on July 19, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. Usually, symptoms develop gradually and start off being worse during the night or early in the morning. They tend to affect the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring fingers (Figure 1). […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Osteoarthritis Base of Thumb

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In this month’s article, Neil Liffen, Clinical Director of East Coast Physio Ltd, focuses on osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb. What is osteoarthritis? A condition which results in destruction of a joint is termed arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and it is often referred to as degenerative joint disease or ‘wear […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

What is Bursitis?

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

People often get diagnosed with bursitis as a cause for their injury. In this picture we demonstrate what a bursitis looks like from an ultrasound perspective. Bursa are commonly found around joints and associated tendons to allow gliding of tissues during joint movement. Bursa are not normally visible. However, sometimes due to repetitive joint strain […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Patella Tendinopathy

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Pain at the front of your knee? There are numerous injuries to the front of your knee, otherwise known as anterior knee pain. Patella tendinopathy can be a painful condition which may cause pain and weakness to loading your leg, particularly during sport, on lounging, jumping and ascending/descending hills. Diagnostic ultrasound is an excellent tool […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Wrist pain – De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (DQT) is a painful condition in the first dorsal wrist extensor compartment. In this compartment, there is abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons. Normally, these two tendons slide smoothly through a fibrous sheath (i.e. a small tunnel, sometimes known as a pulley) that binds […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Sciatica

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Back pain comes in all shapes and sizes and sometimes difficult to pinpoint the precise source of pain. Sciatica has a more distinct pattern of pain and is defined as pain associated with the sciatic nerve, which can run from the lower back, into the buttocks and down the legs to the feet (it’s the […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Bakers Cyst

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Bakers Cyst (also known as a Popliteal cyst), is a fluid filled lump located on the back of the knee on the medial side. A Bakers Cyst likely occurs with age and is most commonly associated with knee osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis or gout. However, a Bakers Cyst is sometimes evident in the young due to […]

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Severe Mid Portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In our experience of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound we have scanned hundreds of Achilles tendons, but we have never scanned an Achilles which measures nearly 22mm. The tendon is grossly thickened with multiple tendon defects and significant vascularity on power doppler likely representing neovascularisation. Normally, an Achilles tendon only measures 4-5 mm!        

No Comments.

Continue Reading...

Testimonials