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Pain – Part 5 – The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis

Pain – Part 5 – The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis

The previous posts have been discussing the nature of how pain is a product of your body’s assessment of risk. That calculation is influenced by previous experience, beliefs, context, responsibility and many other factors. Snapping an achilles is a very different situation for a professional

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Aug 12,2019
Pain – Part 4 – Nail through the foot

For many of us we tend to think that pain is relative to tissue damage. Break an arm, lots of pain. Pinch a nerve, lots of pain. But what about when you stub your toe? Lots of pain, but within 20 steps the pain is

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Aug 11,2019
Pain – Part 3 – Three Snapped Achilles

This series is about how pain is weird, how it isn’t linear and how pain can be from a muscle, bone or joint but can also be from your brain. Todays story is about 3 different people, 3 snapped achilles and 3 different stories of

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Aug 10,2019
Pain – Part 2 – A sore foot

Errol St Osteo was established to attempt to help people suffering from pain. To do that a lot of what we do is tell stories and help our patients understand the nature of how the body works. Please enjoy. Part 1 of this series was

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Aug 9,2019
Pain – Part 1 – Pain is Weird

Errol St Osteo was established to attempt to help people suffering from pain. To do that a lot of what we do is tell stories and help our patients understand the nature of how the body works. Please enjoy. One of the challenges for people

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Aug 8,2019
A Day In The Life Of An Osteo

In honour of Osteo Awareness Week I thought I’d write a little piece on what my standard day is like, with a few cases, a few anecdotes and a few jealousy inducing features. Yesterday I woke up. In my bed. With Annie the sloth lying

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Apr 18,2018
A Bones Special: A Weekend in Melbourne
This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series The Exploits of Bones the Socialist Skeleton - Season 2

It’s been a long time since we at Errol St Osteo had seen our ex-employee Bones. He had gone on the lamb after the police started “trying to silence my right to protest” and only sent the occasional letter. Bones got in touch last week

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Feb 25,2018
Achilles Rupture and Rehabilitation – The Long Road Home (The Final Episode)
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Achilles Rupture and Rehabilitation

This the story of how I ruptured my achilles and followed a conservative rather than surgical approach to manage it that resulted in hiking the mountains of China 5 months later. The path was pretty clear. Two weeks in plaster and on crutches followed by 12

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Feb 21,2018
Achilles Rupture and Recovery: The Orthopaedic Consult (Part 3)
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Achilles Rupture and Rehabilitation

This is the story of how I ruptured my achilles and followed a conservative rather than surgical approach to manage it that resulted in hiking the mountains of China 5 months later. The Consultation It’s amazing how the way you are treated can change so quickly.

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Feb 18,2018
Achilles Rupture and Recovery – The Hospital (Part 2)
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Achilles Rupture and Rehabilitation

This the story of how I ruptured my achilles and followed a conservative rather than surgical approach to manage it that resulted in hiking the mountains of China 5 months later. I was lucky that there was a great physio on site that called a few

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Feb 14,2018
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