What is Frozen Shoulder?
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.
This blog discusses common causes, and information about treatment includiing hydrodilatation injections .
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Might your hip pain not be coming from the hip?
Pain in the hip area is one of the most common symptoms presented by clients to chiropractic or physiotherapy clinics. Often the problem actually originates from the Sacro-iliac joint.
Pain is usually felt to one side of the lower back, into the buttocks and sometimes to the groin and front of the thigh. For these reasons, it can be confused with hip .
To understand more about pain around the hip, common causes . symptoms and possible treatments, click on the link ( green header) above:
About Andy Murray’s hip surgery
Since the news of Andy Murray’s forthcoming retirement, and the revelation that he hasn’t made a full and pain-free recovery from his hip surgery, we felt it would be helpful to explain a little about the procedure he underwent – the hip arthroscopy…..to read all about this interesting topic, click on the green header above…………
What is Inflammatory Backache?
Many people think of back pain being caused by poor posture, lifting badly or even just ‘wear and tear’.
However, there is another group of patients who suffer from inflammatory backache. Although only a very small percentage of back pain sufferers have this, physiotherapists and chiropractors are trained to pick up possible tell-tale signs. If caught early, this can prevent more complications in later life.
Inflammation of the pelvic and spinal joints can have many causes. The most common is Ankylosing Spondylitis but it can be associated with Psoriasis, bowel inflammation or even a recent infection anywhere in the body…….To read more click on the green heading above……..
Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture can benefit the shoulder, knee, head, back and tennis elbow to name a few.
All the physiotherapists at The Iveson Clinic are members of the AACP (Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists) and can include acupuncture within your treatment programme…. To read more click on the green header above….
Symptom guided treatment, or a maintenance care programme?
Non-specific low back pain is a complex, multi-faceted problem, which encompasses social, behavioural and psychological factors.
Many chiropractors use one of two strategies once a patient has recovered from their low back pain: to finish treatment and possibly continue with exercises, and only have further treatment when the pain returns (this is known as symptom-guided treatment) or to go on to a maintenance care programme…. To read more click on the green heading above….
Sports Injuries – How does trigger point acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own chemical response which aids recovery and rehabilitation. Trigger point acupuncture (also known as dry 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.
Studies have shown that needling deactivates the trigger point (hyper-sensitised area within a muscle) and enables the tense muscle to ease and lengthen. The physical act of needling into the myofascial or muscle tissue, and stimulating it by twisting the needle, stretches the tissue in relation to the surrounding areas.
So what does acupuncture feel like? …. click on the green header above to read more ….
The resulting scar following surgery, injury or trauma can have significant consequences; far greater than what is seen on the superficial surface.
Adhesions from the scar can form and attach to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and even organs; this can then effect the function of these structures.
Scar massage aims to improve circulation, flexibility and break down the adhesions to encourage the scar to function “normally”…. To read more click on the green header above….