In the world of athletics, hip and groin injuries are two of the biggest problems that have always baffled surgeons. That’s because these two injuries somehow interact even if they are entirely different from each other. If not treated immediately and properly, both issues can also put an abrupt end to an athlete’s promising career. [Read more…]
Sure, you like to keep your body fit. That’s exactly why you have made a commitment to stay active everyday. If it were up to you, you would not miss a single day at the gym or the court, unless you are really unable to get moving. [Read more…]
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that causes simultaneous muscle pain and fatigue in multiple parts of the body. Pain can range from mild to severe. Fibromyalgia is listed as a form of arthritis; however, the popular belief is that it is caused by an oversensitive nervous system because of its symptoms. [Read more…]
If your job requires you to spend a lot of time in front of a computer, one if the biggest health risks that you may face is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A common wrist condition often seen in individuals who work sedentary jobs, CTS can affect the whole arm and cause numbness, stiffness, and pain in the fingers and hand. If you suspect that you have CTS, learn more about the condition with the information below. [Read more…]
The scapula or shoulder blade is an impressive anatomical structure. Suspended by only two ligaments, three layers of muscle and bursae (small, fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction between muscles, tendons, and bone), are all that support the structure. There isn’t a real joint between scapula and trunk, but movement is possible, and therein lies the scapula’s uniqueness. [Read more…]
Low back pain affects roughly four out of every five adults in New Zealand. Although low back pain is usually seen as a health problem, it can also be seen as an economic problem since it can prevent individuals from working. Fortunately, there are many ways treatment options for low back pain available. One of the best ways to do this would be to set an appointment with an experienced and respected physio serving Newmarket. Phone 379-5767 now for an appointment with Graeme Hayhow who will make a real difference and heal your injury. [Read more…]
According to an annual report from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), there have been 1.8 million injury claims in just the last two years alone. A staggering 193,991 of these claims are for injuries that were sustained at workplaces. Employees suffering from injuries find it difficult to go back to work due to pain and other debilitating effects. Unlike most injuries, these ones gradually manifest through repeated action or exposure to certain environments, making them harder to prevent.
Splinting is a type of treatment used to manage musculoskeletal injuries, particularly those that involve fractures in the arms and legs. Splinting immobilises the bone, which helps decrease pain and bleeding while preventing further injury. Splinting can be used as the lone treatment for certain injuries. [Read more…]
Institute of Sport Physio offers upper cervical spine manipulation or what is commonly called “neck manipulation”. This treatment is normally reserved for carefully selected musculoskeletal problems that regular massage, exercise, mobilisation, longitudinal traction or even ample recovery time can’t resolve. Only a highly trained physical therapist will be able to perform this type of manipulation safely. [Read more…]
Runner’s Knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is characterized by a dull pain that is “behind” or “around” the top of the kneecap. It is the most common of all running ailments, accounting for 16.5% of injuries according to one recent study.
You will likely have pain when resisting leg extension, and possibly tenderness if you push against the kneecap itself – aggravating movements include squatting, running (especially downhill), descending stairs and prolonged sitting. [Read more…]