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Here at the Iveson Clinic, we embrace the chance to share ongoing news and updates about developments in physiotherapy practice, key case studies, chiropractic treatments and articles of interest to share with our readers. Latest news from the Iveson Clinic, news about new staff and even occasional giveaways!

If you browse recent posts, there are some interesting blogs, such as “Hip Arthroscopy- a hot topic”, which discusses Andy Murray’s recent surgery. An article on dizziness outlines the different causes and tests and possible treatment options such as the Epley Manoeuvre. There are also articles on inflammatory backache, the most common form known as Ankylosing Spondylitis, and a further blog discusses knee arthroscopy or keyhole surgery to the knee. Recent research has found that treatment of degenerative arthritis of the knee combined with meniscal tears does just as well with physiotherapy and exercise as opposed to knee arthroscopy.

A blog on World Acupuncture Day discusses some potential benefits of acupuncture, with evidence regarding treatments for shoulder, tennis elbow, knee, back pain and headaches. A further article titled, “Keep on running”, discusses how trigger point needling is becoming increasingly popular in the sporting world due to the rapid effect it has on pain arising from tense muscles and myofascial tissue.

Latest news also comments on topical issue related to the time of year, such as early spring and everyone getting out in the garden, to winter time and slipping over on the ice!

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(Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have to undertake a certain number of hours CPD training each year to stay abreast of current developments and evidence based treatments.)

Whiplash early treatment

Whiplash injuries are common but did you know that early intervention following the accident is essential?

This can be through exercise and/ or manual treatment. We explore what a whiplash injury really is, what to expect in a physiotherapy assessment and how we treat the condition including a patient’s own experience. Click on the title to find out all you need to know…..

Shin Splints

Kimberley’s Success Story

Background

Kimberley has just successfully completed the London Marathon. As a non runner a few months ago, Kimberley decided to run the marathon to raise funds for a very worthwhile charity, CDLS. This blog explains Kimberley’s experience on developing shin splints.
To read on click the highlighted heading above…………………….

About Activator Technique

What is Activator Treatment?

Introduction

An interesting article about Chiropractic Activator technique. What the treatment entails, what it feels like and who it is suitable for.
To read all about this, click on the green title above………

Trochanteric Bursitis- A Pain in the hip!

About Trochanteric Bursitis Trochanteric Bursitis is a common condition often seen at the Iveson Clinic in Long Melford, Sudbury. This is a painful debilitating condition which often affects women.    Common causes Females affected more Being overweight Repetitive Strain or overuse Hip Osteoarthritis Muscle weakness           To name but a few: Signs and Symptoms The patient may complain of local discomfort over the outer side of the hip. Due to this, it may be difficult to sleep on the painful hip and going up stairs can be very uncomfortable. Some patients can also develop low back pain because of the way they walk.  These factors can often lead the physiotherapist ( or specialist) towards a diagnosis, combined with findings on examination. Examination will often find the patient favouring their good leg to protect the painful hip. By doing this, it can have a knock on effect on the lower back. The area around the painful hip may be warm, swollen or painful to touch. Additionally ,muscle weakness is often seen in the hip abductors. ( The muscle that takes your leg out to the side) The patient’s walking pattern may also be altered. Pain may be reproduced on Ober’s test. However, if there is any doubt of diagnosis, an MRI will give more specific information.  What is a bursa?   As you can see from the picture, a bursa is a fluid filled sac. This cushions the joint and helps prevent friction occurring.  Treatment If the hip is aggravated by certain activities, advice would be given to modify or reduce these in the first instance....

Frozen Shoulder, Hydrodilatation…..a sticky problem!

What is a frozen shoulder ?   Frozen shoulder causes noticeable pain and stiffness in the shoulder which can make it very difficult to move. Sometimes patients present to the Iveson Clinic saying they have a frozen shoulder, and then promptly move their arm above their head! Hence a diagnosis that is sometimes used too freely! Approximately only about 3 in about a 100 people will have a true frozen shoulder in their lifetime. A true frozen shoulder results in adhesions developing around the shoulder capsule, thus making movement of the arm very difficult. ( Also know as Adhesive Capsulitis) Frozen shoulder goes through three phases of injury: Freezing phase Frozen phase Thawing phase   What causes frozen shoulder?   There are various causes of this condition. These may include: after a fall following a neck and shoulder injury repetitive strain such as painting or chopping wood after surgery whilst keeping the shoulder fairly still to avoid stretching or pulling the scar tissue diabetes can be linked to the problem but also frozen shoulder can sometimes occur with no cause at all!  The recovery is slow and on average can take one to two years to recover.    Treatments available Previously, physiotherapy, painkillers, acupuncture, steroid injections or possibly surgery have been the only options of treatment options for this painful condition. More recently, hydrodilatation injections have been of some help to patients. Hydrodilatation injections This involves injecting a large volume of fluid into the shoulder joint which expands the shoulder capsule and breaks down the adhesions.  Hydrodilatation is performed under Ultrasound guidance. Physiotherapy is then important which combines exercises...
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