A migraine is a recurrent type of vascular headache that often involves one side of the head. This type of headache is very painful and can result in visual disturbances and nausea.
The term ‘shin splints’ is used to describe a condition known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome, in which pain is felt along the shin. This type of injury is particularly common in runners.
Most people experience at least one headache per year, the severity of which can vary from mild to intense pain.
Sprains and strains are injuries to the fibrous tissues of the muscles, ligaments or tendons.
Around 80% of people living in Western countries experience back pain at some time in their lives.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissue inside the wrist swells, causing compression of the median nerve. Symptoms include pain, numbness and weakness of the hand.
There's nothing more frustrating than being unable to play your favourite sport, but it's important that sports injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises are healed before you continue training.
The pain of sciatica is agonising, and may be described as tingling or numbness which radiates through the buttock, sometimes following the course of the sciatic nerve, down the back of the thigh and front of lower leg, and sometimes as far as the foot. Sciatica is the result of inflammation along the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body and runs from the buttocks all way to the feet. Usually caused by pressure on the nerve at the lower spine.
Shingles is an extremely painful viral condition that affects the nerves in the skin. It can affect people of any age, however is most common in those over 50.
Despite its name, tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is not necessarily caused by playing tennis.