Injury care guide
Although injuries vary considerably, management of the majority of musculoskeletal complaints is often very similar. This brief guide is not exhaustive, but will help advise you on the basic management of your injury or condition.
Protecting yourself from minor injuries
Slips, trips and falls are a fact of life, but there are things that we can all do to prevent mishaps that may lead to injury.
Back pain: Symptoms, causes & treatment
Back pain can affect different people in different ways. Here Nick Worth, our National Lead Clinician, talks us through the common symptoms, causes and treatment.
Reducing the impact of persistent pain
Persistent pain is complicated and is not easily ‘fixed’. However, there are steps you can take to manage your pain and reduce the impact that it has on your life.
10 ways to manage pain
Feeling frustrated by pain? Following these steps can help you to manage pain and move forward with your life.
Using ice and heat at home
Discover how to use ice and heat effectively to treat pain or injury at home.
Sleep well – feel good
Sleep is essential if you are recovering from an injury or looking to improve your physical wellbeing generally. Read our six tips for a restorative night's sleep.
Stress less and recover faster
Your mental health can have a big impact on your physical health and vice versa. Take our stress test and discover 10 tips to help you stress less.
Returning to exercise following injury
Injuries can be frustrating, especially when they interrupt your ability to regularly play sport or workout. Before trying to jump back to your normal levels of exercise, here is some guidance to help you safely and effectively return to exercise.
How to treat a soft-tissue injury, sprain or strain
Sprains, strains and other soft-tissue injuries can be painful, frustrating and sometimes hard to shake off. Find out the best way to effectively treat your injury here.
Five steps for managing a painful or injured joint
You use most of the joints in your body every single day, so when they become acutely painful it can be a real problem that impacts on your day to day life.
Fuel your body with a balanced diet
Eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight will help you to feel your best. It is especially important if you are recovering from an injury, are training hard or if you are managing a long-term condition or complaint.
Anterior knee pain
Pain at the front of the knee is a common problem experienced by around 25% of the population at some point in life. Clinicians and physiotherapists call this anterior knee pain, or patellofemoral pain.
Achilles tendon pain
The achilles tendon is the large band of tissue at the back of your ankle and heel. Achilles tendonitis or tendinopathy is when this tendon becomes inflamed, causing pain and discomfort.
Neck pain and stiffness is a common complaint and can occur for a variety of different reasons. It can feel painful and uncomfortable because there are so many different muscles, ligaments, joints and nerve ends within your neck.
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a long-term condition causing the cartilage in the knee to gradually wear away. This is a normal part of the ageing process known as degeneration.
Shoulder pain and stiffness can occur for many different reasons, but it is usually a result of the muscles surrounding the shoulder becoming irritated and inflamed. Symptoms may be related to posture, or there could be an underlying condition, such as shoulder impingement or frozen shoulder.