What is Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition causing pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed. This inflammation can result from overuse, improper footwear, or excessiveContinue reading

Sticks and Stones

The Miscarriage of Pain Information: A Case Study from Our Physio Clinic in Athlone

STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT NAMES CAN ALSO HURT ME! The reason I’ve rephrased this well-known rhyme is because of what I call the miscarriage of pain information. Yes, sticks and stones can break your bones, but the idea that words cannot hurt you is quite misleading. Here’s a story from aContinue reading

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Is It Safe to Exercise When Suffering from Back Pain?

Is it safe to exercise when you’re suffering from back pain? The short answer is yes, but it depends on what you define as “exercise.” The term “exercise” can mean different things to different people. Some may only consider a vigorous workout such as CrossFit or a 10k run as exercise. Others might see exerciseContinue reading

What is Fibromyalgia?

What Do We Know About Fibromyalgia in 2024? Is an early diagnosis of fibromyalgia accurate, or is it sometimes a way of saying, “I don’t know why you’re in pain, so here’s a label for your troubles”? Understanding Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain that affects the soft tissue. The term itselfContinue reading