Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylopathy) is a painful condition that happens when the tendons in your elbow are overloaded and used more than they can handle. This can be from classically doing too many one handed back hand shots in tennis, but more commonly from things that require lots of hand gripping like gardening, lifting weights, and even just keyboard typing!
Cervical Radiculopathy is a neck and arm condition that happens when the nerves coming out of the neck become irritated, often causing neck pain that can spread down into the shoulders, middle back, arm, hands, and fingers. Some people even get pins and needles, numbness, and weakness in their hands and can start dropping things! Managing this condition takes time, and if done well, can prevent the need for any surgery.
Feeling pain under your heel or arches when you first get up in the morning and take a few steps? You've probably got plantar fasciitis, one of the more common causes of foot pain on the pads of your feet. This condition can be tricky to manage, but with a mix of taping, stretches, heel cups, orthotics, shockwave therapy, and strengthening exercises for the feet, you can manage this condition and get get back to striding!
Achilles Tendinopathy is a common condition affecting the ankle which can be painfully slow to recover. As the tendon heals and the pain starts to resolve, it is important to get back to jumping and hopping to condition the tendon. This helps ensure it is strong enough to handle things like running and jumping and prevent the condition from coming back.
Keeping fit during the lockdown is important for our physical and mental wellbeing but when the exercises start getting repetitive and boring, it's time to get some help. Our Exercise Physiologists at Dural Health can put together fun, challenging, and unique programs to help people lose weight, strengthen and condition their bodies, and manage many health conditions.
Many gym goers are now returning to the gym and realising they just can't lift or do things at the same level they were before. You're not alone!
Osteoporosis is a common condition where the bones in the body become weaker, but heavy strengthening exercises can help increase your bone density.