Signs Your Muscle Pain Is Something Else

Signs Your Muscle Pain Is Something Else Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a condition that makes your muscles ache and feel stiff. If you have it, you may be more sensitive to pain than most people. You’ll also feel the pain all over your body, on both sides and above and below your waist. You may have…

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…

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

Elderly patients have multiple reasons for losing their balance. Muscles are weaker, spines start to twist, bones may become brittle. Add vascular problems, vision loss, polypharmacy, and a sedentary lifestyle, and it’s no wonder that complaints of vertigo or dizziness affect some 70% of individuals age 65 or older. Doctors report that people over sixty-five…

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…