Category Archives: Ankle Pain

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Acupuncture – how does it work? And will it cure Man-Flu?

A lot of people ask us about acupuncture. Not only the obvious things like: Does it hurt? How big are the needles? But also, How does it work? And, Will it help my sciatica/mood/tight muscles? Sensible questions all round! Here, we try to provide some (mostly sensible) answers. Watch out for the science (anyone else […]

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Ankle sprains – what can we do?

Ah, beautiful day, isn’t it? And what lovely scenery/pavement in Glasgow. Do watch that kerb tho… Oh. Are you ok? Just going to walk it off? No? No. That looks sore, and it’s starting to swell already. Oh dear. Sound familiar? One of our previous blogs (here) covers the anatomy and first aid for twisted […]

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Foam Party

What is foam rolling? Foam rolling is used more and more as a tool which allows self myofascial release. In other words it is being used as an aid for self-massage to release muscle tightness (trigger points) and to target the damaged fascia of the muscle.   So what is the fascia? Fascia covers and […]

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All you need to know about… muscle cramps

We’ve all had them. Whether it’s a calf in the second half of a football match,  your fingers after writing or typing all day or toes in the middle of the night (just me?), cramp is something we’ve all experienced. But what causes it? What’s the best way to get rid of it, and how […]

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Have you twisted your ankle… again?

We’ve all been there. That horrible moment when you miss a step and fall awkwardly off the kerb, or are tackled from the side with your foot planted (usually on the sports field, but not necessarily), feeling that awful snap in your ankle. High heeled shoes and icy weather have a lot to answer for […]

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