What fractures are, when they occur and how they are treated.
- Stress fractures
A small fracture caused by repetitive stresses on the bone.
Ligament injuries explained!
A strain is a muscle injury. Learn how it happens and how to treat it here!
Bleeding and bruising (hematoma) within a muscle.
- Tendonitis / Tendinopathy
An overuse injury of a tendon, causing pain and thickening.
Inflammation of a bursa - a small sack of fluid.
Rolling in and flattening of the foot. Can contribute to injuries including plantar fasciitis and knee pain.
A high arch and tendency to walk on the outside of the foot. Can contribute to injuries such as shin splints.
Reduced hemoglobin/red blood cell count.
There are many forms of athritis, including rheumatoid and osteoartritis.
Wheezing and shortness of breath.
- Bone and soft tissue tumors
Bony or soft tissue growths which may be benign or malignant.
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
A genetic condition which affects the nervous system.
- Chest pain in athletes
Chest pain in young people who exercise should be investigated and may have a number of causes.
- Coronary heart disease
A narrowing of the small blood vessels which supply the heart.
- Chronic fatigue
Excessive and persistent feelings of tiredness and legarthy.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
A hotly debated condition, with some Doctors even denying its existence.
A lack of fluid within the body.
A mental health illness causing feelings of extreme sadness.
A condition affecting the levels of sugar in the blood.
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Aching in the muscles which develops 24-48 hours after exercise.
A neurological condition causing seizures or 'fits'.
A condition causing widespread muscular pain and fatigue.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
A condition which causes the immune system to attack the nervous system.
- Gastrointestinal (stomach) symptoms and exercise
Symptoms such as heart burn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stitches during and after exercise.
- Headaches and migraines
Pain in the head with no associated injury which can have a massive range of causes.
- Heat injuries
Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
A soft lump protruding through the abdominal wall, often caused by heavy lifting or straining.
- High blood pressure
Increased pressure in the arteries.
Too much water - causing swelling of the brain cells.
An overactive thyroid gland.
An underactive thyroid gland.
- Joint pain
Pain in one or more joints can be caused by injury, medical conditions or arthritis.
- Kidney stones
Small, hard lumps which develop within the kidneys.
Neuropathies, neuritis and neuralgia....what's the difference?
A bone thining condition which occurs with age.
- Overtraining syndrome
Training too much can have a detrimental effect on performance.
An irregular heart beat often described as pounding or fluttering.
- Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
A build up of air in the space between the lung and the ribs.
- Side stitch
A pain in the upper stomach, usually on the right, during exercise.
- Stomach ulcer
Also known as a peptic ulcer.
A blood clot or bleed on the brain.
- Viral illness
Also called a viral infection, or just a virus.
Difficulty breathing after a blow to the stomach.