• How to Relieve Pain from Arthritis & Rheumatism

    Do you Suffer with Joint Pain? Arthritis is characterised by inflammation and degeneration of a joint, which causes joint pain and swelling. Arthritis most commonly affects the hands, back, knees and hips. It can progress to the point where it affects work, sports and everyday life activities. How can you get Relief from Joint Pain? … Read more

    Patella Tendinopathy and Treatment

    Rest, Surgery or a Combination – What Cures Patella Tendon Problems? Dr Richard Steadman is the Colorado-based knee specialist who successfully treated Alan Shearer and Ronaldo when they were suffering from problems with their patella tendon. The American orthopaedic specialist has built a brilliant reputation by helping these high profile stars return from a condition … Read more

    Management of Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries

    Christopher D. Harner, M.D. is the Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr Harner is also Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, Fellowship Director, and Medical Director at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. Dr Harner specializes in sports medicine, especially the knee, … Read more

    Lydia Ierodiaconou’s ACL Knee Injury

    The InjuryAustralian Lydia Ierodiaconou suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture during training in June 2005 Australian Lydia Ierodiaconou suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture during training in June 2005. Ierodiaconu battled back to compete in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, but unfortunately, while in second place after the first round she landed awkwardly … Read more

    Fatigue In Knee Ligaments

    In 2002, France and Arsenal star Robert Pires damaged the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. Pires and the French national team coach Roger Lemerre have both blamed fatigue as a contributory factor in the injury. Lemerre has been deprived of the services of one of the world’s top midfield players for the … Read more

    Treating Arthritis

    There is always something that can be done to help Arthritis Around 20% of the UK population have some form of Arthritis. Arthritis affects both sexes and all age groups. Arthritis tends to be characterised by inflammation and degeneration of a joint, which causes joint pain and swelling. This can progress to the point where … Read more

    Jumpers Knee Rehabilitation

    An eccentric contraction is defined as a contraction where the muscle is lengthening, as opposed to a concentric contraction where the muscle is shortening, or an isometric contraction where there is no change in the muscle length. There is nothing magical about eccentric muscle strengthening in the role of alleviating tendon problems. The key is … Read more

    Factors Affecting ACL Injury

    Dr Donald Shelbourne pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction for torn anterior cruciate ligaments (using the Patella tendon of the ‘good’ knee as the ACL graft) and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol. Here he outlines the most recent data regarding ACL injuries to either knee (the ‘good’ and operated knees) after ACL reconstruction and … Read more

    Surgery and Rehabilitation For ACL Injuries

    Donald Shelbourne pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction for torn anterior cruciate ligaments and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol. Here he outlines the changes that have taken place in the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries over the past 20 years, and explains what the latest thoughts on this injury are today. What … Read more