A grumpy sciatic nerve (‘sciatica’) can be treated with good physiotherapy – hands on therapy, strength and mobility exercises.

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Disc Injury/Bulge

A disc injury can can be very sore but they do heal. Best treatment is to speak your physio and start working on pain reduction.

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Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain = a big problem. Understand why its happening to you and get excellent treatment from a physio.

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AC Joint Sprain

This is an sprain to the AC joint ligaments. Treatment needs to be supervised by your physio to get you back into sport asap.

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Shoulder Bursitis

That irritating, nagging pain in your shoulder could be shoulder bursitis. Will definitely need some strength and treatment to reduce pain.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

These injuries can be called a ‘rotator cuff tear’ but are often better described as ‘rotator cuff wear’. Treatment is exercise and hands on work to help pain.

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Frozen Shoulder

You may not have had a correct diagnosis for your shoulder pain – it could be frozen shoulder. It matters because it can change the treatment.

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Knee Arthritis

When you have knee arthritis it can really limit your life. Get proper treatment. You need less pain and better muscles.

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Meniscal Tear

A meniscal tear is a tear to the cartilage between your knee bones. The best place to start for treatment is a good physio.

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Patella Dislocation

Your knee cap can move out of its groove and this is called a patella dislocation. This needs care and treatment from an excellent physio.

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MCL Sprain

Your MCL is a ligament on the inside of your knee. An MCL sprain is damage to this. Can be very sore. Needs treatment. Stat.

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Patello-femoral Pain

If the joint around your knee cap gets grouchy it is called ‘patella-femoral pain’. You can get effective treatment by decreasing pain and working on exercise.

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ACL Tear

An ACL tear is common in sports with change of direction. Treatment can involve surgery and/or rehab with a good physio.

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Cervical Disc

This is a pain in the neck! A cervical disc can be very painful but they heal. See a world-class physio to get treatment that will help.

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Acute Wry Neck

An acute wry neck can be very painful. Start treatment as soon as you can with your physio to: Restore movement. Reduce pain. Build resilience.

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Golfer’s Elbow

What is commonly called ‘golfer’s elbow’ is a tendon issue on the inside of the elbow. This needs physio treatment to get the tendon healthy again.

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Tennis Elbow

Pain on the outside of the elbow? Could be tennis elbow. A great physio will help with great treatment to help you get great results.

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Hip Impingement

If you have hip impingement it can cause big and sharp pain. Get some good physio treatment by identifying the cause and reduce pain.

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Trochanteric Bursitis

The bursa on the outside of the hip can get inflamed and this is trochanteric bursitis. You can get treatment for this to help strengthen the area and be in less pain.

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Hip Arthritis

The process of hip arthritis can be extremely limiting to your life. Seek out the best treatment with your physiotherapist to manage this tricky condition.

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Gluteal Tendinopathy

A sore bum can be a gluteal tendinopathy. The tendon needs care and attention and top shelf treatment from an experienced physio.

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Inflammation of the ribs is often called ‘costochondritis’. Get treatment to help pain and manage this well. See your physio.

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The condition called ‘BPPV’ can lead to dizzyness, nausea and unsteadiness. Physios can treat this with a special technique called an ‘Epley’.

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In particular headache that comes from the neck (cervicogenic) can have very effective treatment. Your physio can use hands on therapy and exercise to help.

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Ankle Sprain

The ol’ rolling the ankle probably means an ankle sprain. Don’t be caught out thinking ‘it will get better by itself’. They need treatment. Physio is the go-to.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is pain at the bottom of the heel. Not nice. The best treatment is physio to help pain and start building strength + resilience.

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Achilles Tendinopathy

When the Achilles tendon gets overloaded it can cause ‘achilles tendinopathy’. Treatment can be tape, hands on therapy, exercise, change in load. Talk to your physio.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is where the median nerve gets sticky and grouchy in your wrist. Best to talk to your physio about best treatment.

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Abdominal Separation (DRAM)

Diastasis Recti Abdominis Muscles (DRAM) is the separation of the abdominal muscles during and after pregnancy due to the expanding uterus placing pressure on the abdominal muscles, which is normal but can affect abdominal function.

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Pelvis Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is discomfort or pain around the pelvis, lower back, hips, or thighs, often occurring during pregnancy due to the body’s changes and the strain of supporting a growing baby.

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Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus starts growing outside of it, causing pain and complications in various parts of the body such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and intestines.

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If pain persists, you may require the help of a professional physio. Contact Brightside Physio to make an appointment.

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