The 2 most common problems presenting to the clinic are Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder) and Rotator Cuff degeneration. Frozen shoulder is usually of insidious onset, more commonly found in females than males. It can be present from a few months to 18 months. Rotator Cuff injuries are a common presentation to the clinic. They often occur as a result of normal activities of daily living, such as lifting, but may also be the result of a sporting injury or a fall. Tendon pathologies are … [Read more...] about Common Shoulder Problems
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Use an expert If you have pain, exercises should be commenced only after you have been assessed by someone who is qualified to deal with musculoskeletal problems. It's not a case of one size fits all. If people start exercising inappropriately they can easily make their condition worse. Exercises should be prescribed after a thorough objective and subjective assessment by someone who has knowlege and experience in dealing in conditions which present with pain, movement impairment or … [Read more...] about Exercise
A frozen shoulder (or adhesive capsulitis) is when your shoulder becomes acutely painful and loses freedom of motion as a result of inflammation of the capsule of the shoulder. It usually starts for no apparent reason and can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to recover completely. Thorough initial assessment is important to determine that a stiff, painful shoulder is not a rotator cuff problem, which requires a different treatment plan. There are three stages in a frozen … [Read more...] about What is a Frozen Shoulder?
Lumbar Rolls When sitting for prolonged periods it's wise to place a lumbar roll in the small of the back. It's common for back pain to begin after sitting in a slouched position for too long. When travelling an inflatable back cushion can be purchased at a low cost and could save you from spoiling your holiday by getting a bad back! Also important is to interrupt prolonged sitting at regular intervals. The best way of doing this is by standing up and bending your trunk backwards a few … [Read more...] about Travelling Tips
Chronic tendon pain: no signs of chemical inflammation. Implications for treatment? Tendons are renowned sources of chronic symptoms in a wide range of upper and lower-limb disorders. This is not chronic inflammation, as inflammatory cells are never found in this degenerated tissue. With continued prolonged or repetitive loading, micro-trauma in a tendon may result and an inflammatory response is triggered, the first stage on the road to recovery. This is followed by tissue repair and … [Read more...] about Tendinopathy