CALF STRAIN: Symptoms and Management

CALF STRAIN: Symptoms and Management

A calf strain affects the muscles at the back of the lower leg, and tends to come about due to a sudden excessive force through the muscle, or with repetitive overuse. The calf is a group of muscles that allow you to point your foot and your toes downwards, generating the propulsive forces that help…

Collateral Ligament Injury

Collateral Ligament Injury

A collateral ligament injury affects the ligaments supporting eitherside of your knee. Injury tends to occur due to a sudden trauma tothe knee, such as a twisting force or a sideways force. The knee is a hinge joint. Being the middle point of your lower limb, it can be exposed to twisting and sideways forces…

SCIATICA

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from your lower back down the back of each leg. Lowe back painPain in the rear or leg that is worse when sittingHip painBurning or tingling down the legWeakness, numbness, or a hard time moving the leg or footConstant pain…

WHIPLASH INJURY

A whiplash injury is most commonly thought of as an injury sustained during a car accident. However, it can occur during any incident where there is a sudden change in speed on the body. Your head is heavy, weighing approximately 5kg. Your muscles and soft tissues surrounding your neck do a very good job of…

Physiotherapy Guide To Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. This is caused when a bump, blow, or jolt exerts a force on your brain withinyour skull. This force can c ause a temporary injury to your brain. Symptoms vary greatly depending on which part of your brain has been affected. Concussion may cause physical, cognitive, and…

What makes  joint stiff (Why they hurt and how to treat them)

What makes joint stiff (Why they hurt and how to treat them)

Potential causes of stiff joints and what to do about them Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices.  As you age, your cartilage –– the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones — begins to dry out and stiffen. Your…

Health Benefits of Regular Muscle Strengthening Activities Highlighted in BJSM Systematic Review

The widespread health benefits of undertaking regular muscle strengthening activities have been highlighted in a paper published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). Written by a Japan-based team led by Haruki Momma, from the department of medicine and science in sports and exercise at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai,…