Undue pressure on the muscles during exercise and other physical activities can cause strain and pulls. The muscle stress can cause pain and inflammation in the affected body part. As a result, your ability to conduct your regular activities could be compromised. You should also note that continued strain could cause long-term damage to the muscles and connected tendons. Therefore, if you do experience muscle pulls and tears, you should resolve the damage to prevent escalation. [Read More]
Physiotherapy: Main Forms of Treatment You Could Consider
Although physiotherapy is commonly associated with injured athletes, this type of treatment is not exclusively used for remedial purposes. What some people do not realise is that there is a broad range of treatment options that you could consider when opting or physiotherapy. Your choice of treatment would be dictated by what you would like to achieve by receiving this therapy. Read on to find out the main forms of treatment that you could consider. [Read More]
Shockwave Therapy's Role in Injury Recovery
Shockwave therapy, also known as "ESWT" or "radial shockwave therapy", is a treatment—usually done over a handful of sessions—that treats patients who are suffering one or more chronic conditions, including Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy is a somewhat radical method for resolving certain kinds of injuries; however, although it is not fully understood, shockwave therapy has been given the green light by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. [Read More]
Trigger Point Massage for Beginners – Are You Doing It Right?
Trigger points are constricted points within the muscle tissue that cause pain to the tissue or other parts of the body. They are caused by injury, strain, or stress to the muscle tissue, and they can result in extreme pain, soreness, and tightness of the muscle tissue. Trigger point massage can help in releasing the constricted areas of the muscle tissue thus relieving the pain. As a beginner, trigger point massage may seem difficult, even after researching on the various trigger points in the body and the areas of referred pain. [Read More]