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Preparing for Skiing

Preparing for your ski holiday Skiing is an extremely popular holiday with usually a week  of non-stop activity (both on the slopes and off!) so take some time to get your body ready for it. Here are some ideas of things to do before and whilst you are away: Get fit – most people only

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Common Ski Injuries

Common Ski Injuries Each year about 10,000 Britons are injured on the slopes, which is clearly quite a significant amount but hopefully that won’t put you off too much!! Here are some of the more common injuries we see: Head Injuries/concussion: Sadly, head injuries are fairly common and can be potentially life threatening. Falling at speed and

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Lateral Hip Pain

Pain on the side of your hip or thigh is more than likely being caused by the structures that are involved with the greater trochanter of the thigh bone (femur). If you touch the outside of your leg and feel a bony a lump, this is your greater trochanter. For many years we thought that

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Hip Osteoarthritis

Introduction: Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common condition and is caused by the shiny white cartilage (articular cartilage) over the ends of the bones (acetabulum and head of the femur) wearing/thinning/being damaged. Once the cartilage wears through, the underlying bone is exposed. The condition usually affects people over 50 years of age but it

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Spot light on The Hip

The hip joint is what we call a ball and socket joint. This type of joint allows good amounts of movement but is also very stable. This is vitally important for the hip as it provides a connection from the pelvis to the lower limb. Bony anatomy: The main 2 parts we are concerned with

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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

The MCL is one of the 4 main ligaments found in the knee which provide mechanical stability and act in the process of what we call proprioception. To make things simple proprioception applies to the process of balance and our conscious and unconscious awareness of where out joints/limbs are in space. The MCL is found

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