Osteoarthritis can be a crippling condition and is most commonly seen in the hip and knee joints. This is due to the joints being weight bearing joints, so a lot of strain and force is placed upon them on a daily basis. The coating of the bone ends are covered with cartilage, when this cartilage gets worn away this is when symptoms arise, due to two ends of bone rubbing against each other. Degeneration of the joint is the most common cause for Osteoarthritis but it can also be a result of a traumatic event to the joint or even secondary to gout.
Carpel Tunnel syndrome is where the median nerve which is situated in the forearm becomes pinched or trapped in its grove in the wrist. With the space being more tight and compact the nerve will start to get irritated on certain movements which will elicit sensations of numbness, pins and needles or even in some cases pain into the fingers.
Football provides an enjoyable form of aerobic exercise developing teamwork, agility and coordination. It is currently the most popular team sport worldwide and is played and watched by billions. Regardless of age, level or technical ability players must be aware of the risks for injury. Thankfully the majority of football injuries are soft tissue damage, with the majority of strains and sprains coming around the ankle and knee joint. Injury prevention, early detection of injuries and treatment will improve your performance and keep you on the field for longer.
In this blog we explain what the gluteal muscles are, where they are located, the function of the gluteal muscles and problems associated with this area. We also highlight what SB Sports Massage & Rehabilitation can do if you are experiencing issues with this muscle group, such as sports massage, exercises rehabilitation and advice.
Two-thirds of runners complain they suffer from Achilles tendon pain. Achilles tendon injuries affect runners 10 times more frequently than non-athletes of the same age (athletics weekly). Achilles tendons are commonly affected by tendinopathy which are overuse injuries characterised by localised tendon pain with loading and dysfunction.
To reduce the risk of injury, runners should predominantly focus upon three key areas during their training: 1. Increase their running distance gradually 2. Wear appropriate footwear of which maintains optimal foot position 3. Follow a comprehensive strengthening, stretching programme in addition to running.
Heat or ice is a regular debate amongst many and one of the most frequently asked questions by clients that walk into our clinics. It is a question that needs to be answered in order for our clients to make a speedy recovery or prevent ongoing injuries. There are few rules that need to be followed to understand the “Heat or ICE” debate…
One thing is certain…if Whiplash is left untreated it will come back to haunt you! Ever suffered with Whiplash? Maybe as a result of a car accident or a blow to the head during sport or even a fall where your head jolts suddenly? Whiplash is an injury to the ligaments and tendons in the neck when it is moved forwards, backwards or sideways, or a combination of all, at quick speed.