How Did Your Neck Pain Start?

  • By Kay Delgado
  • 07 Dec, 2016

The pain can start from the most unexpected places...

Its kind of obvious I guess but the number and time people spend on their PCs or Phones is on the up & up and although many are aware the impact this can cause to their bodies or particularly to their neck and/or back what they may not realise is that this may not be the only underlying cause.

See the thing is this when we look at our phones or PCs or Pads we spend an awful lot of time with our necks pointing outwards (and usually down) which is elongating the neck muscles, you may have been even be doing right now without realising it! This stretching of the neck does stop just there however, think of our typical day to day activities; when we eat, drive, shower or even when we are just in conversation with someone we can be inclined to stick our neck out a little. Given our heads are pretty heavy objects even if we protrude our head out in the slightest the neck has to support this weight however even a small or protruding the neck and the amount of weight it has to support multiplies (see image above, 2 inches forward and the weight is nearly 3 times as much!).

If you do suffer from neck pain think about this the next time you are doing the everyday things you do and you maybe surprised how much your pain could be relieved by simply being conscious of trying not to protrude your neck and keeping a good posture as much as you can...

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By Kay Delgado 08 Aug, 2017

The knee injury is one of the most common sports injuries that take place. The knee is a complex joint with a number of components that can make it vulnerable to injuries. Most of the knee injuries can be treated successfully by adopting simple measures and opting for sports injuries physiotherapy.

What is jumper’s knee?

Running and jumping often leads to a condition called as jumper’s knee in athletes. Typically, gymnasts, dancers, football, basketball and volleyball players are affected the most. If you suffer from this condition, it would be wise to consult a physiotherapist and start the treatment, the earlier the better. 

What are possible treatments of knee injury?

Physiotherapists have been trained in using exercising therapy for strengthening muscles and improving the body function. These exercises have been proven scientifically to be most effective in treating knee pains. Your physiotherapist is an expert and can advise the best exercises for you.

Should I be concerned about the post-run soreness?

The most common reason for post run soreness is muscle injury or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). It is important to know the difference between a muscle injury and DOMS for ensuring that you do not overlook an injury that can be sports limiting. And, if a muscle injury is suspected, it is recommended to consult a physiotherapist at the earliest.

What is the reason behind post-exercise muscular pain?

Shortly after you begin to exercise, a mix of carbonic and lactic acids builds up in the muscle. These acids are a result of muscle contractions. Pain and fatigue often exists if you have worked out more than usual until the acid level returns to normal.

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By Kay Delgado 04 Aug, 2017

A bulging disc is a spine injury sustained to the intervertebral disc. It can take place in the lower back (lumbar spine), upper or mid back (thoracic spine) or neck (cervical spine). This is commonly referred to as the slipped disc. Slipped disc physiotherapy can be a very effective method for treating the condition.

Frequently asked questions about Spinal Disc

What is a spinal disc?

Spinal discs are the rings which absorb shock and separate the bony vertebral bodies while also allowing for the movement and offering space for the major spinal nerves to exit from the spinal canal. Slipped disc usually presses against the nerve and irritates it. This pinching of the nerve can lead to excessive pain, numbness, cramping and pain in the legs and arms.

What leads to the Bulging disc?

·        Bulging disc can occur for the following reasons:

·        Weakness in the annulus

·        Sudden trauma or pressure that tears annulus fibres

·        Injury

Improper posture

What are the symptoms of bulging disc?

Bulging disc injury is suspected when you experience excessive pain while sitting, lifting goods, coughing and sneezing.

How is the condition diagnosed?

Your physiotherapist can examine a bulging disc injury and assess on the basis of the history. He/she may also suggest undergoing clinical tests to confirm it and to find if any signs of nerve compression exist. Usually, CT scans and MRI are advised for diagnosis.

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By Kay Delgado 22 Mar, 2017

Physiotherapists can help patients with physical difficulties that result from injury, illness, ageing and disability. They devise and review various treatment plans based on typically manual therapies, electropathy and therapeutic exercises. They can also take responsibility to promote health and wellbeing of their patients and provide advice on how injuries can be avoided and how to maintain long-term control. There are a number of specialised ‘branches’ of Physiotherapy, for example -  sports physiotherapy being one of them. It is a specialized physiotherapy which deals with the injuries that are related to people partaking in sporting activity. These injuries are different from everyday injuries and a sports physio London can help the patients deal with the condition effectively.

FAQ’s about Sports Physiotherapy:

Q1). Why choose a Sports Physio London?

Sports physiotherapists have specific skills that can help to maximize your recovery. They ensure patients get moving faster and more effectively.

Q2). What happens during your first visit to a physiotherapist?

During your first visit to your nearest physiotherapist, you will be asked about the details related to your medical history, current pain, and intensity of pain and what aggravates and eases it. How does it impact your daily routine and what would be the expected outcomes of physiotherapy.

Q3). How long does the treatment last?

Physiotherapist studies your condition and will provide a professional estimate of your  recovery time. However everyone is different and so are their healing times. Typically, one physiotherapy session lasts between 30 – 60 minutes and the number of these required can only be determined after a professional assessment.

Q4). Are physiotherapy treatments painful?

In some cases, physiotherapy treatments can be painful but crucially it’s important the motion is returned to your joints and muscles. However, an experienced Physiotherapist will employ techniques to limit any pain.

Q5). What should be done after the treatment?

Some patients continue with home exercises, while others opt for gym programs. It is good to communicate your goals with your specialist Physio so that he can frame a custom program for you.

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By Kay Delgado 22 Mar, 2017

Engaging in sports is great for one’s well-being; it keeps you fit and healthy. Sometimes however you might be unfortunate enough to suffer from sports injuries which needs to be taken care of. Sometimes if these injuries are not treated quickly and with the necessary professional care required it can lead to increased pain and hinder or complete restriction of certain movements. Most common types of sports injuries are sprains, strains, swollen muscles, knee injuries, fractures, and dis-locations. So, if you get hurt, stop playing, because playing on this condition can cause more problems. We have all heard at some point people say – ‘Don’t worry, just run it off, you’ll be fine’, I have some reservations on this advice. If you prefer not to ‘run it off’ but would like to enlist some medical expertise to look at your injury then it could be time to visit a sports injury clinic London, where you will get complete assistance about your condition and how to improve it.

FAQ’s about Sports Injuries and what does a physiotherapist do?

What are the common sports injuries?

Sprains, strains, runner’s knee, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and back and neck pain are the common sports injuries. The injuries fall into different categories, they are acute and chronic. Acute injuries take place suddenly and cause inflammation, swelling and bruising immediately. Chronic injuries occur over time and pain gets worse when activity is increased.

How long does it take to recover from knee, leg or back pain?

Treatment length often varies depending solely upon the severity of the condition and length of injury. It is good to see a doctor immediately and fix an appointment with a physiotherapist at the earliest. This ensures the injury does not aggravate and it starts to heal early.

What can be done to prevent future injuries?

It is good to consult a physiotherapist near you to get an answer to your queries. After your treatment it is usually recommended to go for the maintenance program so that the chances of future injuries are reduced considerably.

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By Kay Delgado 16 Mar, 2017

Most of us have indulged in sports at some point in our lives, be it our youth or in our middle or later in life, in that sense all of us are wanna be athletes irrespective of what kind of physical activity we choose. Playing sports can have little or no negative aspects and be all completely beneficial. Sports can also unfortunately bring about injuries and later in life arthritis as a result. Although we can’t blame participating in sports directly as the cause of arthritis, sporting injuries are a common factor that contributes to the problem.

Sports, in general, are good for our overall heath and for developing and maintaining a healthy cartilage. Sporting injuries, however, can lead to the opposite (along with a number of issues that catalyse the development of arthritis).

Arthritis is not an unheard term, affecting over 40 million people in the United States region alone. In plain terms, arthritis is the pain and stiffness felt in a joint, owing to inflammation. Earlier it was a common misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly. It is true that the risk of developing the same increases as we grow older. However, it can affect anyone, irrespective of his or her age. Engaging in intense sporting activity too are more prone to be  affected by arthritis owing to past injuries if proper arthritis treatment is not undertaken.

Apart from this, infection caused during sporting injury and genetics can also further heighten the probability of arthritis. A number of ageing athletes suffer from joint problems and other types of chronic arthritis pain associated with joints.

Arthritis has a number of conditions and types, ranging in hundreds. Amongst those, “osteoarthritis” is the most common. It is usually called “wear and tear” arthritis and mostly affects those who have had any sports related injury previously. Arthritis Research UK found that athletes who have at some point in their lives experienced; ligament tears and/or fractures are more susceptible to this form of arthritis as these injuries affect the way in which joints move. Once the movement is irregular, there is some stress and cartilage begins to erode along with the surfaces in joints. This is often followed by swelling, inflammation and pain.

As a sporting person the best way to avoid injuries leading to arthritis is to avoid those injuries completely. One must ensure that they are using all the sports equipment with the right technique and do proper warm-ups and stretching before they start with their routine.

For those who have already been injured, it is important that they take care to prevent it from turning into arthritis. Never over exert yourself because that may lead to you pushing your injured joint as well, before it has even healed properly. Also, don’t be in a rush to get back to the field, take some time off to allow your body to heal itself.

In case you already are suffering from arthritis, the pain can be managed with low intensity exercises. Yoga and water aerobics are excellent for this purpose. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers can also help treat symptoms (not to be substituted for cure). Physiotherapy too is immensely beneficial for those suffering from arthritis. If done regularly, it can help delay the advancement of the disease in your joints and assist in keeping joints flexible and more pain free.

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By Kay Delgado 16 Feb, 2017

Bones slipping out of the joints they are fitted to, nasty! In medical terms, it is referred to as a “dislocated shoulder”. Dislocation simply means a bone slipping out of the joint it is supposed to be in. All joints in our body can be dislocated, not that one would purposely go out of their way to achieve the feat!

Dislocation sports injury is quite common amongst people who are actively involved in regular sporting activities. In fact, since rapid and forced arm movement is involved in many all sports, shoulder dislocation sports injury cases are the most frequent amongst this category of injuries.

All dislocations must be treated as emergency cases, as the bone is not where is should be. Moreover, if left untreated, a dislocation injury can cause further damage to blood vessels, ligaments and nerves.

The most common cause of dislocation is joints being subjected to unbalanced or unexpected impact. Also, another thing to note is that when a joint dislocates once, there is a chance that it may dislocate in the future. Though anyone can experience a dislocation, older people are more likely to have it as they can lack mobility and are more prone to unexpected falls.

Dislocations are easy to identify in most cases. The injured area is usually bruised or swollen. Often, it turns either red or becomes totally discolored. The shape may change become deformed owing to the dislocation. Other symptoms of dislocation are motion loss, numbness around dislocated area and a tingling feeling.

When it comes to differentiating between dislocated bones and a fracture, it is difficult, as the external symptoms are common in both hence always, always seek immediate professional care as a starting point, the emergency room is for sure the first port of call! The doctor will carry out a preliminary examination, he will check the blood circulation, signs of deformity and skin breakage. An X-ray will also need to be taken in order to assess the gravity of the injury. In special cases, an MRI may be required. These technologies enable medical professionals to assess the nature and extent of damage.

The treatment depends on which joint has been dislocated and how severe it is. After the initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, the doctor will check if the dislocated joint will automatically tend to go back into its position. If not, repositioning, medication, immobilization and rehabilitation techniques are used.

Each dislocation is unique and the healing time varies for all. However, in most cases one can expect full recovery in a few weeks. In severe cases such as hip dislocation, sports injury etc. one can expect the recovery time to be longer. Additional surgeries may also be required for the most extreme cases.

The best way to prevent your injury from becoming a permanent one is to seek prompt treatment. Keep in mind that the area will weaken substantially. In case the blood vessels or nerves were a part of the injury, the healing time will be much longer. There have been cases where the blood vessels supplying blood to the bones were completely damaged. Thus, it is important that the dislocation is treated in time in order to prevent it from becoming worse.

Physiotherapy offers immense relief to dislocation patients in minimizing pain and regaining full mobility. Private sessions can be booked with Qualified Physiotherapy specializing in this type of rehabilitation at one of the multiple clinics near you in London.  Book here , www.PhysiosNearMe.com for direct booking and instant confirmation.

 

By Kay Delgado 12 Feb, 2017

Sprains and strains can take a toll on us. Not only do they disrupt our day to day activities but can dent our mental wellbeing as well.

Given below are some essential nursing tips for sprain and strain treatment until you can see a Doctor, first and foremost though , if the pain is severe or you have any doubts that you may have experienced a break or dislocation its time for A&E!

1.    Controlling the sprain

When any area in your body is sprained, you must ensure that it is properly controlled. The first step is to rest the injured area. One may use a sling for arm related sprains. Crutches may have to be used for leg or foot related injuries. If it’s a case of fingers (or toes), they can be attached to the adjacent ones for support, with a tape.

As the injured area is at rest you may apply ice on it for 20 minutes after an hour’s interval. Make sure that the ice is not put in direct contact with the skin as it leads to skin damage. Also use a thin towel for the same.

Special braces for various injuries such as sprained ankle etc. are available for removing the swelling. In cases where joints are involved, you can compress by wrapping an elasticized bandage around it in a firm, but not too tight manner. After this, you can elevate the bandaged area above the heart level.

2.    Managing the inflammation

As soon as we get a sprain and the sprain symptoms are visible, our first trail of thought goes towards controlling the pain and inflammation. One can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory drug. Ibuprofen (Also called Advil, Motrin), acetaminophen (Also called Tylenol) and aspirin are some of the over-the-counter drugs for the same.Always read the label though!

3.    Visiting a doctor

Every sprain or strain must be evaluated by a doctor, even the most minor one. And if you think there are visible external symptoms of a broken bone, you must visit the doctor as soon as possible. Some cases where one may have a possible bone breakage along with the sprain:

·        A pop sound was heard during the injury

·        It is difficult to move the injured joint

·        The entire area is numb

·        Swelling, pain, fever and open cuts are some other symptoms of the same

 

4.    A proper follow up

The first step mentioned, that is controlling the sprain has to be continued for twenty four to forty eight hours (or until the time you visit a doctor).

To eliminate all doubts of a broken bone, the doctor may have to carry out an X-ray or an MRI scan.

If the case of injury is very severe for let’s say a sprained knee, a surgery may have to be performed. After that, the affected area will be immobilized with a cast, until the healing completes.

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By Kay Delgado 08 Feb, 2017

If you spend a lot of time sweating in the field, you must be aware that torn ligaments and tendons, common sprains and strains are injuries that unfortunately sporting activities can lead to.

Depending on the intensity of pain and our ability to move the affected body part, we usually shrug it off as “a muscle pull” or a common sprain. However, on the inside, it may not be just that (and it’s very dangerous to assume it as a minor injury without a confirmation from a qualified professional , Doctor and/or Physiotherapist).

Let’s say you think you pulled a muscle in your ankle, while playing football. It could be a torn ligament or tendon in ankle, which is momentarily masquerading as a minor injury. The same could be the case with your knee, shoulder, foot, hand or any other body part.

A torn ligament usually results when multiple ligaments are either twisted or stretched extensively. This is also the case with tendons when the tissues or fibres are torn or stretched. The external symptoms can be a combination of tenderness in a muscle or around a joint, pain and swelling. In some extreme cases, even bruising can be seen. One may also find that they are unable to move the injured body part.

Another common type of injury that is related to torn ligaments and tendons is the hamstring injury. Those are tears at the tendons at the back of your thigh. Athletes involved in intense lunging, running or jumping can encounter this type of injury. The gravity is such that it can be felt and heard as a “pop” with immense immediate pain. Apart from this, the external symptoms include seizing up of muscles that suddenly feel tight and tender. In extreme cases, there may be bruising and swelling.

The knee has four ligaments. ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of them and can suffer a tear. This is the most common type of torn ligaments and tendons in a knee. Like hamstring, one may hear a pop or crack when this injury happens. This usually happens when a sportsperson lands badly from a jump (or suddenly stops and changes direction). This injury leads to immediate instability in the knee, rendering the person unable to have full range knee movement (like straightening the leg or going up and down the stairs). The person is unable to put their entire weight on the knee.

One must remember that any type of physical activity, something even as simple as walking on the road, carries a risk of injury. And if you are a person involved in any regular sporting activity, you sometimes can’t really avoid ending up with some sort of sports injury at some point. However, taking precautions can decrease the risk of an injury.

Warming up and stretching before you start out, gradually increasing the exercise levels and keeping the intensity within your capabilities are some of the basic things to keep in mind if you want to avoid injuries that can potentially affect you for a lifetime. Also remember, that most injuries (and accidents) result when a person is unprepared or lacks proper technique. However don't let this put you off spending time enjoying the sporting activities you so love! Just stay safe and if you do suffer an injury please ensure you seek advice from a Professional. 

Physiotherapy is one of the most effective ways to overcome and heal such sports injuries. For instant and direct booking of a private physiotherapy session with professionally qualified physiotherapists at any of our multiple clinics in London, simply pop over to  www.physiosnearme.com , stay safe , stay strong.

By Kay Delgado 06 Feb, 2017

If you are like me and partake in some regular sporting activity broken bones is probably the last thing we want! Not that anyone would want to end up with a broken bone, it takes a long time to heal and keeps you off the sporting ground. Also, it takes a toll on your overall sporting regime and dents your practice, strength and stamina.

Amongst common sporting injuries, a broken bone (clean break or fracture) results when too much pressure is directly applied to the bone, causes breakage. Broken bones in foot and are an even bigger menace as compared to other broken bones in the body, because after all it helps if you can walk!

In extreme cases bones may also shatter after they have been cracked. Depending on the intensity, some fractures may break the bone, others might leave a crack, which, if not treated can cause complications later especially as you age. It all depends on what circumstances you have been injured under and the intensity of force on the bone. By default, our bones are made to absorb pressure and have an element of self-protection if and when we involved in accidents. However, there is a saturation point for bones to absorb pressure. When they surpass this threshold, the bones break, crack or shatter. The most common causes of broken bones among athletes or even those engaging in sporting activity are:

·        Accidental one off or as a result of repetitive stress over a period of time (i.e. boxing ) injury

·        Falling from a height

·        Landing on an unsafe or uneven surface

·        Over exertion of the body beyond its capability

The symptoms of a broken bone can be varied, depending upon how intense the injury was. As the bone is breaking, you may hear it snap. This is followed by immense pain in the bone and the area that surrounds it. As a result, the entire area swells.

In case of fractures in the arm or leg, the entire leg or arm can seize in a bent or angled position, such that it can look deformed. There are cases where a portion of the bone may even protrude from the wound. This situation is called a compound fracture. Moving a broken bone is hard and makes movement close to impossible.

First & foremost seek professional advice, A&E! Some commonly recommended actions however that one must take after bone breakage to help relieve the pain can be the following:

·        Elevating the area where your bone has broken. This reduces swelling.

·        Applying ice on the injury, very gently

·        In order to prevent bacteria from penetrating the wound, one must clean the wound with soap and water, gently.

·        Covering the injury with a bandage

Depending on how severe the injury is, healing from a broken bone can take weeks or months. In case of children and teenagers, such injuries are easier to heal as their bodies are already in the growth phase. In adults, proper healing takes a relatively longer period of typically about 6 weeks. Even after the injury has been healed, you maybe required to perform specific exercises with your Physiotherapist in order to make muscles movable and strong. This also helps in restoring flexibility in the joint.

As ever , the most important thing one can do when they have sustained an injury is seek medical attention immediately. Qualified Physiotherapists can play a significant part of supporting your rehabilitation and can provide specialized treatment for sports injuries from one of the multiple clinics in London and surrounding areas. For an instant and direct booking confirmation of private physiotherapy sessions please pop over to www.physiosnearme.com  and book a qualified professional instantly.

By Kay Delgado 17 Jan, 2017

Physiotherapy has been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent or solve injury and pain. Our NHS can provide excellent Physiotherapy but through no fault of their own resources at times can be stretched, its important therefore to have a choice.  If you live in London or the surrounding areas there a number of fully qualified expert privatephysiotherapist available to you for consideration. 

Here are some benefits of choosing private physiotherapy in London.

·       Quick service - One clear advantage of opting for private therapy is the increased availability and therefore faster appointments times. You no longer have to wait potentially days (or weeks) for an appointment as you sometimes may have to if you are receiving your treatment with the NHS. When you book your therapy in a private clinic, you typically have more options of timeslots to schedule your sessions as per your convenience.

 

·       Expert help – Within Islington Physiotherapy clinics and indeed other private Physiotherapy Clinics, you can receive the attention of dedicated, qualified and experienced professionals. The therapist may typically have more time available to examine and diagnose your condition and offer the treatment you require. Also there can be potentially be more availability with the Private Physiotherapists which allows for regular contact to ensure you can get the most out of your treatment.

 

·       Private   Physiotherapy London – There are a number of private Physiotherapy in London to professionally attend to your recovery. Having multiple private Physiotherapy clinics in London available allows increased flexibility to ensure not only you can receive a time to suit quickly but at a location most convenient to you.

 

·       Personalized treatments - There are many different kinds of physiotherapy treatments offered at private clinics allowing you can choose the one that suits your needs. Your Physiotherapist can help you select the most appropriate and individualized treatment for your after he or she has expertly diagnosed your condition

 

·       Choices – Given private clinics tend to be smaller they can offer more privacy to their patients and also they can typically have a choice of private rooms to choose from. Also, as clinics are typically smaller than hospitals with fewer patients and individual rooms, it is they are easier to maintain and service than larger facilities to ensure excellent surroundings for the patient.

 

If you are looking for a Private physiotherapy in London , be it Physiotherapy in Fitzrovia, Islington or anywhere else in London a quick search on Private Physiotherapist Near me  can instantly allow you to;

o  Check real-time availability of clinics near you

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