In my practice, I see a wide range of patients with sporting injuries, particularly in the knee and ankle. If you want to avoid a sporting injury it’s very important to understand when they can happen, so here’s a round-up of some of the most common injuries we see: 1) Muscle injury: By far the most common types of sport injuries is a muscle injury. Bruising and contusion aroun ...
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Stop Press: Women Get Hernias Too!
As hernias are much more common in men than in women (for reasons I shall explain later) it is not surprising that some people think that women don’t get them at all. But, of course, they still can. What is a Hernia? The technical definition of a hernia, that was drummed into us as medical students is “the protrusion of part, or the whole, of a viscus through the wall ...
Looking at Rugby Players’ Groins!
Watching Johnny May score 3 tries in under half an hour against France recently really emphasised the importance of all the training and conditioning that is required to make a world class athlete. The speed, power, strength and agility that he showed, with such sporting devastation, was the end result of hard work, not only from him, but also of all of his “backroom” team. The ...
The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer survivors, Prof Trisha Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O’Riordan’s The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer ‘guides patients and their relatives through the full breast cancer experience from day 1 of diagnosis.’
Macmillan cancer support calls it ‘a much needed guide which is both humane and based on robust evidence’
Athelete's with Gilmore's Groin
Mr Simon Marsh addresses the issue of how people with Gilmore's Groin can avoid repair with a mesh.Mr Simon Marsh addresses the issue of how people with Gilmore's Groin can avoid repair with a mesh.