Self Help Tool

Learn about specific conditions and how to manage them

Please click the area causing you issues on the human map below. This will bring up a selection of possible conditions causing your pain and dysfunction, including how you can best manage them.

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Whiplash Disorders

An injury which typically occurs following a road traffic collision, often affecting the soft tissues of the neck.

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Mechanical Back Pain

Lower back pain caused by structures in the back, such as joints, bones and soft tissues.

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Meniscus Injury

Structural knee injury, triggered either by a tear or through wear and tear.

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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Pain and weakness affecting the shoulder and limiting function.

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Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain and/or pins and needles down the back of the leg.

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Lateral Ankle Sprain

Pain and loss of function following an injury to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle.

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Frozen Shoulder

An insidious (no clear cause), painful/stiff condition of the shoulder persisting for more than 3 months.

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Hip Osteoarthritis

Common age-related changes to the structure of the hip joint may be associated with pain, stiffness and loss of function.

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Neck Pain

Pain or discomfort in the neck and/or shoulder girdle, with or without pain referred to the arms.

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Trochanteric Bursitis

A term used to describe pain and inflammation of tissues that are located on the outside of the upper thigh/hip.

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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of conditions that can cause pain in the shoulder.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

A condition presenting with pain in the arm as a result of compression of structures around the neck/shoulder.

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Degenerative Meniscus

Seen to be normal as we age, but in some situations can result in knee aches, pain or joint swelling.

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Pain, swelling and stiffness of the achilles tendon that joins the heel bone to the calf muscles.

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Lumbar Disc Injury

Lumbar discs sit between each of the bones of the spine. Problems can occur when these discs become irritated.

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Thumb Osteoarthritis

Thumb osteoarthritis (OA) is degeneration of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that form the joint, which creates pain and stiffness.

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Cervical Disc Dysfunction

Disk/joint-related issues that can cause pain, weakness and altered sensation in the neck and arms.

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Patellar Tendinopathy

Knee pain at the lower border of the kneecap which is also known as ‘jumper’s knee’.

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Shoulder Osteoarthritis (OA)

Age and activity related changes to the joints of the shoulder which can lead to pain and stiffness.

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Spondylolysis

An injury due to a stress fracture through part of a vertebra known as the pars interarticularis of the lumbar vertebrae (lower back).

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Shoulder Dislocation

An injury in which your upper arm bone ‘pops out’ of the cup-shaped socket of your shoulder blade.

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Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Narrowing of the spaces through which the neck spinal nerves travel which can result in weakness, pain and reduced function.

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Cervical Radiculopathy

Nerve pain originating from the neck and causing pain, altered sensation or weakness in the arm.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Pain under the foot caused by irritation of the plantar fascia (a strong band of tissue that runs along the sole of the foot).

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Fat Pad Impingement

A rare condition affecting the adipose (fat) tissue that sits under the kneecap (patella) between the joint spaces of the knee.

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Common age related changes to the structure of the knee joint which may be associated with pain, stiffness and loss of function.

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Pain originating from the sacroiliac joint at the base of your back where the spine joins the pelvis.

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Femoral Nerve Radiculopathy

This is where the nerve that supplies the front of the leg is irritated and causes pain/numbess.

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Adult Acquired Flatfoot

The main arch of the foot loses its height giving the appearance that the foot sits flat on the floor.

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Knee Replacement Surgery

Replacement of the knee hinge joint, typically as a result of severe osteoarthritis or trauma.

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

A rare but serious condition as a result of compression of the nerves at the base of your spine.

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Long Covid

A term to describe the effects of Covid-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness.

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Trigger Finger

A tendon issue in the palm of the hand affecting the ability to open/close the fingers, often giving a ‘stuck or triggering’ effect when trying to open.

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Spondylolisthesis

A term to describe a slight change in position (usually further forward) of one vertebra relative to the vertebrae below.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Knee pain around the kneecap usually worse in static positions, squatting or kneeling.

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Hip Replacement Surgery

Replacement of the hip ball and socket joint, typically as a result of severe osteoarthritis or trauma.

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Tennis Elbow/Common Extensor Tendinopathy

A condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It often happens after overuse of the muscles of the forearm.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Narrowing of the spaces though which lower back spinal nerves travel which can result in weakness, pain and reduced function.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Increased pressure irritating a nerve in the wrist, causing pain, loss of strength and tingling in your hand.

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Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Common age related changes to the structure of the knee joint which may be associated with pain, stiffness and loss of function.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Injury to a major stability ligmant in the knee, normally occuring following a significant twisting injury.

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The inability to effectively control the muscles of your pelvic floor, leading to issues with continence and pain.

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Acute Torticollis

Sometimes referred to as “wry neck”, this is a condition causing muscle spasms and associated neck pain.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain

Typically seen in pregnancy causing pain, instability and limitation of mobility and functioning of the pelvic joints.

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Calcific Tendinopathy

A rare condition causing pain and loss of free movement in tendons and joints.

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Fibromyalgia

A persistent pain disorder that is characterised by pain affecting multiple areas of the body.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

A rare condition where a person experiences persistent, severe and debilitating pain, often with a complex cause.

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Deep Gluteal/Piriformis Syndrome

A presentation where the sciatic nerve is irritated in the buttock and can cause sciatica symptoms in the leg.

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

Pain and weakness under the buttock or the back of your upper thigh caused by tendon issues.

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Migraines

Often described as a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

A rare condition that can cause joint stiffness and pain, often worse at night and when resting.

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Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

A condition involving injury to the tendon found around the bone at the inner side of the ankle leading to pain and weakness.

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Ankle Fractures

When a bone, or bones, that make up the ankle joint are stressed beyond their capability resulting in a fracture.

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Acromioclavicular Joint Injury

Injury to a small joint at the end of the collar bone (clavicle)/top of your shoulder.

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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

A condition affecting the tendons that insert into outside of the hip. A common cause of pain felt around the hip and pelvis.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement

A condition that results in pain in the groin, hip and down the front of the thigh.

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Pain in an area just below the knee on the shin bone, often with a lump.

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

A rare inflammatory condition affecting joints and surrounding muscles, usually affecting hips and shoulders.

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Biceps Tendinopathy

A tendon-related issue affecting the long bicep tenon at the front of the shoulder.

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Adolescent Hip Dysplasia

A result of an abnormality of the hip joint anatomy resulting in pain in the hip with occasional instability.

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Adolescent Shin Pain

A common complaint in adolescent athletes affecting those aged between 12-18.

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Golfer’s Elbow/Common Flexor Tendinopathy

A tendon overuse injury that causes pain at the inside of the elbow.

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Cervical Arterial Dysfunction

An umbrella term for rare vascular (blood vessles) problems of the neck.

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Adductor-Related Groin Pain

Localised discomfort to the inner upper thigh and groin.

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Baker’s Cyst

Swelling in the popliteal space (space behind the knee) that causes a visible lump.

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Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)

A condition related to pregnancy when the abdominal muscles are overstretched.

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition caused by inflammation of two tendons that control the movement of the thumb and their tendon sheath.

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