Cervicogenic and ‘tension’ headaches are a common type of headache and are defined as “referred pain perceived in any region of the head caused by a primary source in the musculoskeletal tissues’’. In more simple terms, these headaches are caused by a problem within the neck area (or Cervicogenic area) hence the name.
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.
For years you have been hurting all over and constantly feeling exhausted but no one seems able to help. Finally you have been diagnosed with something called Fibromyalgia but the bad news is that everyone you speak to says that there is very little they can do about it. Without a magic cure, what can you do?
When experiencing pain or discomfort it is important to see a Practitioner who will be most beneficial in helping to relieve your symptoms and hopefully prevent the recurrence of these problems. There are a wide variety of professions available, who are all trained to deal with specific problems and specialise in certain areas of health and the human body itself.
Massage alleviates aches, pain and tension during the final stages of your pregnancy and helps ensure rapid postnatal recovery. The safety and well being of both the mother and baby is considered at all times and massage is not recommended during the first 16 weeks of your term.
Massage is a safe and effective way of reducing pain and improving range of movement in patients suffering with arthritis. Although massage cannot cure or prevent arthritis, it will definitely ease the symptoms. Massage treatment, at the tolerance level of the client, will reduce swelling and muscular stiffness at the joints and should ease pain.