Tendinopathy – or How I understand Jill Cooks podcast

Professor Jill Cook is a physiotherapist, a clinician and a scientist, she is deputy editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and is, quite frankly, a legend. This is my take, and a simplification for the time starved on the British Medical Journal podcasts delivered by Jill Cook – you can listen to the originals by following these links part 1 and part 2. Lets break it down from the beginning… What are tendons? Connective tissue made from Collagen that attaches muscles (contracting tissue) to bones (levers). they don’t just connect, they store and release energy to provide efficient movement. What is a tendinopathy? … Continue reading

Pain under the foot? Plantar Fasciitis.

Ever got out of bed, put your foot on the ground and felt like you were standing on a pin? Then after ascertaining you AREN’T actually standing on a pin, trying it again, and having to go through an excrutiating few minutes as you wander around with this horrific shooting pain right underneath your heel? Welcome to the world of plantar fasciitis, or, policemans heel. I’ve been a victim of it, and have treated a good number of people for it, from footballers to people who haven’t been able to get fitted for ski boots because of the pain. What … Continue reading