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Calf Strain: Torn Calf Muscle

Calf Strain: Torn Calf Muscle The calf is comprised of two major muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The gastrocnemius originates above the knee joint, while the soleus originates below the knee, both muscles insert onto the heel by the Achilles tendon. A calf...

Shin Splints: What Are Shin Splints

What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints are a common complaint. The term 'shin splints' is a term for Tibial Stress Syndrome and is used to describe shin pain along the inside and/or front of the shin.  Shin splint pain is typically related to physical activity and shin...

Ultrasound: How Does Ultrasound Work

There are two main types of ultrasound – diagnostic and therapeutic.  When most people think about ultrasound, they think of the ‘the thing you have when you are pregnant’. This is correct!  If you have had bursitis, for example, your GP or physio may have referred...