Overuse Injuries to the Leg
With spring on our doorstep, several runners invade the streets to make up for lost time. For many of us, this is the beginning of the running season. In any case, there are certain rules to follow if you want to avoid getting injured while practicing the terrific sport that is running. Injuries related to running are numerous, but very often preventable. In this article, we will survey three different overuse injuries in the leg area: periostitis, stress fracture, and chronic compartment syndrome.
The spine is a complicated biomechanical structure that supports the weight of the body. It allows people to bend, twist, walk and move, yet it’s one of the most abused and misunderstood areas of the body. Physiotherapy provides effective methods to relieve back pain, treat injuries and maintain the spine in proper alignment.
Yes! Physiotherapy Can Actually Help Spine Injuries!
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a condition in which patients suffer from reduced muscle tone and significant muscle weakness. It is common in children and, to a lesser extent, in adolescents. It is a genetic disorder and patients tend to deteriorate over a period of time.
Ouch! What to Do When That Shoulder Pops...
The shoulder joint is subject to a great deal of motion, more so than other large joints in the body. This makes the shoulder susceptible to dislocation. Anyone who has experienced a dislocated shoulder knows how painful it can be. In fact, a dislocation can lead to a condition called multidirectional instability of the shoulder (MDI).
How Physiotherapy Helps Biceps Tendinitis
The biceps tendon connects the biceps muscle in the upper arm to the elbow. The tendon acts like a tough connective tissue. The inflammation of this tendon is bicep tendinitis. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and regain mobility.
The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run. An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense pain occurs on the front, inside, outside and at times, the back of the lower leg. If left untreated, this pain can lead to stress fractures of the tibia.
Why You Shouldn’t Overdo It
We have all heard the phrase 'No pain, no gain'. When it comes to the human body, discomfort is acceptable, but pain is not. In fact, there is a threshold of pain tolerance that is unique to each individual.
De Quervain's Tendinitis
How to Prevent Wrist Fractures
A wrist fracture has the potential to impact daily life for an extended period of time. Wrist fractures can result from falls, sports activities and improper lifting, among other things. Owing to the complex architecture of the bones, muscles and ligaments in the wrist and hand, healing can take a while.
How to Deal with Nagging Elbow Pain
The ulnar nerve is a major nerve that runs through the arm. It is responsible for movement and sensation in the forearm and the hand. It allows intricate hand movements like writing, typing and holding objects, all of which are critical in day to day life.
Can a Fall Break Your Wrist?
When we trip or lose balance, we instinctively react by outstretching our hands to avoid falling flat on our face. A Colles' fracture refers to a fracture around the wrist. Typically, it occurs due to a fall on an outstretched hand.
Summer Injury Prevention 101
Summer is a time to have fun and spend time outdoors. It is an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine. It's a time when you can go out for a walk and take in everything that nature has to offer. The weather encourages you to be active and venture outside. The only caveat with outdoor activities is the risk of injuries due to twists, turns, and falls, among other reasons.
The Elimination of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
RSI usually occur in the fingers, elbows and wrists. The wrist joint experiences a great deal of stress as it is constantly used to perform simple tasks such as writing and typing on a keyboard. RSI is also quite common with musicians due to repetitive hand movements.
Top 6 Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them
Walking, jogging and running are excellent activities to promote health and wellness. Are you an avid jogger or runner? If so, could the way you run be hurting you?
Concussion Prevention in Children
If your child participates in sports, there may be a cause for concern as it pertains to head injuries and concussions. Concussions can happen at any time, especially if your child is involved in a high impact sport like ice hockey.
How to Avoid Weekend Warrior Injuries
It's important to be physically active and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a “weekend warrior”. If you are sedentary, it's extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human body cannot go from “inactive” mode to “weekend warrior” mode in an instant.
Don't Let This be a Pain in the Neck
Do you spend several hours a day at the computer? If so, it's important to know that this is one of the leading causes of chronic neck pain. Other causes include pinched nerves, muscle imbalance, poor posture and trauma.
Top 9 Tips for Preventing Groin Strain
Groin injuries are common amongst sports people. Have a look at our top tips for avoiding groin injuries.
Is Your Handbag Causing You All That Pain?
A new fashion trend is emerging, one that can cause more pain than you may realize – it’s those trendy, oversized bags (purses for women, and handbags for men) that wreak havoc on the human body. There’s nothing wrong with being trendy. The trouble begins when you start loading up these bags with your laptop, wallet, shoes, cell phone, water bottle, magazine, make-up, and some work-related documents – and carrying all this everywhere.
Preventing Ankle Injuries
Ankle injuries are common in many sports and what's more, they can cause long-term, persistent problems. "Prevention is the best cure!"
Wrist and Hand Injuries (anatomy)
We often take our ability to function with our hands for granted. The adaptability and dexterity of movements of the wrist, hand and fingers on any given day are only realized if that ability has been limited by pain or injury.
Pes Anserine Bursitis
This cause of medial knee pain can easily be overlooked as it often occurs in conjunction with other pathologies such as OA or MCL sprains.
Twist and Shout: Suffering from an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury?
If you’re a sports fan, you've probably heard of ACL injuries but do you know how they are treated? In a nutshell, an ACL injury is a tear in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which is a ligament inside the knee that connects your upper leg and lower leg.
Prevention of Fall-related Injuries
Prevention of injuries is the ongoing science of identifying risk factors, causes, mechanisms and specific populations at risk. Evaluating and analyzing these statistical risk factors allow experts to develop specialized programs to help reduce the possibility of an injury occurring.
What is Osteochondritis Dissecans?
A knee injury at any time is never a good thing. When it happens to adolescent athletes it can be even more devastating. Most knee injuries will require a certain period of recovery, rehabilitation and maybe surgery.
Treat Those Nagging Injuries
Do you exercise regularly? Have you had an injury that dates back a couple of weeks or months that still bothers you? If you exercise regularly or had a previous injury, you might have some nagging pains or injuries that bother you on a regular basis. Now is a good time to have them checked out.
Basic First Aid Tips
When someone is injured or suddenly becomes ill, there is usually a critical period before you can get medical treatment and it is this period that is of the utmost importance to the victim. You owe it to yourself, your family and your neighbors to know and to understand procedures that you can apply quickly in an emergency.