Sciatica

Sciatica – Not a Diagnosis

I have lost count over the years the amount of times that a patient has told me that they have sciatica. Sciatica is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Another structure is compressing on the sciatic nerve which causes the leg pain. Such structures could be a disc bulge, a degenerative disc, an inflamed joint […]

Diagnostic Scanning

Diagnostic scanning – “The Gold Standard”

    To most they perceive that an ultrasound or MRI scan is needed to diagnose their condition and in some instances this is well the case. However scanning does not replace a clinical examination as often it is the clinical examination that will then lead the practitioner to referring for a scan.  What do […]

Marathon Recovery

Marathon Season

Yes it’s that time of year when training begins in earnest for the Brighton and London marathons. Already I have seen 4 patients who have begun to have issues as they ramp up their training. One has tendonitis in the foot, another has a hamstring issue which is due partly to the pelvis rotating but […]