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Headaches originating from the neck

There are many and varied causes of headache, and they can often originate from the cervical spine (neck), for instance post whiplash injury



Strain of the neck following a hyperextension/flexion injury, commonly caused in car accidents. Results in neck pain and stiffness, often referring into the shoulders or arms, and can include tingling and numbness

Osteo arthritis

Osteo arthritis in the neck can result in stiffness and pain

Wry neck

Acute pain in the neck, often resulting in muscle spasm and difficulty moving the neck. Often present suddenly on waking, and common in children.


Wear and tear in the cervical spine.

Disc problems

Pain caused by bulging of discs in the neck, creating pain in the neck and often referring into the arm and hands.

Neck pain from postural problems

Poor posture when working / resting e.g working at computer screens, can result in neck pain

Thoracic Spine

Thoracic pain caused by postural problems in the mid back


Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Pain in the shoulder with stiffness resulting in restricted movement. Can follow another injury, arthritis but can start for no specific reason

Rotator cuff strain/tendinosis

Strain or inflammation of the tendons in the rotator cuff, a group of tendons surrounding the shoulder which contribute to movement and stability. May result in restricted movement due to pain.

Shoulder instability / post dislocation

Lack of stability in the shoulder resulting in excess movement, can lead to pain and in severe cases subluxation / dislocation. Can also lead to impingement.

Impingement syndrome

Pain in the shoulder caused by pinching (impingement) of tendons.

Ligament and muscle strains

Sprain of the ligaments due to trauma.


Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Inflammation of the tendon on the lateral aspect of the elbow, commonly called tennis elbow. However can be caused by any activity with repetitive gripping, or wrist extension eg using a computer mouse

Golfers Elbow (medial epicondylitis)

Similar to tennis elbow but on the inner side of the elbow

Ligament and joint sprains

Injury to the joint or ligaments due to trauma

Post fracture

Stiffness and pain following fractures


Wrist sprain

injury due to over extension or flexion of the wrist eg landing on the hand in a fall or saving a shot at football

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain and tingling in the wrist / hand due to compression or inflammation around the median nerve in the wrist – typically effects the thumb and first two fingers

De Quervains syndrome

Inflammation of two tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, just above the base of the thumb.

RSI (Repetitive strain injury)

Pain due to overuse of the arm / wrist / hand eg computer work

Lumbar spine (Lower back)


Wear and tear in the lower spine, often with disc narrowing and arthritic changes, causing back pain and stiffness. Can lead to sciatica


Slipping of one vertebra on the one below or above, resulting in back stiffness and pain.

Disc problems

Bulges or herniation of the inter-vertebral disc can result in back pain, and cause pressure on the nerve roots resulting in sciatic nerve or other nerve pains in the legs.

Postural problems

Back pain caused from postural problems, eg sitting or standing for long periods

Low back pain

Generalised low back pain


Pain along the course of the sciatic nerve, often resulting from irritation or pressure on the nerve in the lower back.


Osteo arthritis

Stiffness and pain in the hip due to wearing of the joint, results in stiffness and reduction in movement

Groin strain

Strain of the adductor tendons on the inside of the hip

Hip impingement

Catching sharp pain on the front of the hip when performing certain movements


Ligament sprains (Medial, lateral, cruciates)

Sprains of the ligaments on the inside / outside of the knee due to trauma eg football tackles. Cruciate ligaments are inside the knee and common following skiing, football and rugby injuries.

Meniscal problems

Problems due to tearing of the meniscus (cartilage) between the knee


Swelling of bursae (small bag of fluid) in the knee

Patello-femoral problems (knee cap joint)/Anterior knee pain

Pain at the front of the knee due to problems with the patella-femoral (kneecap joint). Often called chondro-malacia

Osgood Schlatters disease

Pain at the insertion of the patella tendon just below the bottom of the knee cap, most common in adolescents

Patella tendinitis

Pain in the patella tendon, common in jumping athletes, often noticeable coming down stairs

Quadriceps strain/Hamstring strain

Strain of the muscles on the front / back of the thigh

Ilio Tibial Band Friction Syndrome

Pain on the outside of the knee, just below the joint line, caused by irritation of a band of connective tissue (fascia), most common in runners


Ankle sprain

Sprains of the ankle, often caused by a simple twist, most commonly affecting the outside of the ankle but can encompass the whole joint

Ligament sprains

Sprains of the ligaments on the inside and outside of the ankle, and in the foot

Tarsal tunnel problems

Similar to carpal tunnel in the wrist, affecting the foot

Plantar Fascitis (policeman’s heel)

Pain in the heel / inside arch in the foot, often due to poor biomechanics

Achilles Tendinosis

Inflammation of the Achilles tendon resulting in pain and stiffness

Calf strain

Strain of the calf muscle

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There are many reason that you may need to come and visit Sanderstead Physio. Below is a list of common conditions that we treat. If you suffer from any of these then please get in contact.

Spinal Problems

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  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Torticollis
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Disc problems
  • Sciatica
  • Postural problems


Joint Problems

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  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis / Rheumatism related problems
  • Overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel pains
  • Growing pains

Sports Injury

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  • Muscle tears / strains
  • Ligament and tendon sprains / strains
  • Joint sprains
  • “Shin splints”
  • Tennis / Golfers elbow
  • Dead leg / Bruising

Are you affected by any of these ?

If so then contact the surgery on 0208 657 5700 or at


Sanderstead Physio, Hillside, Glossop Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PW