Frozen Shoulder

Let’s take a look at frozen shoulder.AKA adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder is a chronic shoulder condition typically lasting 1.5 - 2 years; but can be triple that. It is characterised by both pain and restricted movement. The cause is often unknown, though it is related to immobility of the shoulder (eg after keeping your arm … Continue reading Frozen Shoulder

Sleep Hygiene

Today is World Sleep Day, hosted by @wasmf. So let’s take a look at sleep hygiene. The modern world seems to be seeing an “epidemic” of insomnia, with its knock on effects throughout the body as our hormone levels are thrown out of balance by so many aspects of life (mood, mental state, appetite and … Continue reading Sleep Hygiene

Iliotibial band syndrome

Let’s take a look at iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS).AKA ITB friction syndrome People who participate in intense physical training, such as runners, cyclists, and military recruits, are most susceptible to ITBS. They may notice a sharp pain that comes and goes at the outside of the knee. Over time, the pain may become more pronounced. … Continue reading Iliotibial band syndrome

Hydration

This coming week is national Nutrition and Hydration week, so let’s take a look at hydration. About 60% of your body weight is made of water. You need it for every single body function. As little as a 2% decrease in body water can lead to dehydration and performance detriments in sports. When your water … Continue reading Hydration

Cervical Radiculopathy

Let’s take a look at cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy is a disease process marked by nerve compression, typically from herniated disc material or arthritic bone spurs in the neck. Cervical radiculopathy symptoms typically include pain, weakness, or numbness in the areas served by the affected nerve. Pain can be felt in one area only, like … Continue reading Cervical Radiculopathy

Posture and Ergonomics

Let’s take a look at posture. This is an especially important talking point in these pandemic days of work-from home, and altered work conditions even in the work-place. We're seeing a lot of patients coming to us with posture-related muscle / joint fatigue and soreness - which is always best addressed at source. There is … Continue reading Posture and Ergonomics

World Spine Day

Today is World Spine Day 2020, supported by the WFC, and BCA (amongst others). Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with a global prevalence of 18.1%; it is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and one of the most common reasons for visits to the GP surgery. … Continue reading World Spine Day