Thanks to Aleks Baruksopulo (Podiatrist) for this guest post If you are running in the Gold Coast Marathon which is coming up in the beginning of July you are more than likely ticking away the kilometres in preparation. This can be a difficult and delicate time on your body because of the potential wear and tear and the increased risk of an overuse injury. Checking to make sure your running shoes are not worn out and that you have the correct…
This article discusses the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis and its causes. It also discusses preventitive measures for osteoporosis to prevent loss of bone density leading to fracture and pain and deformity.
What is Arthritis? Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage (the tissue that covers the ends of bones, enabling them to move against each another) and surrounding structures. This can result in joint weakness, instability and deformities that can interfere with…
This article discusses how to set up your desk correctly for computer work as well as use of a swiss ball and document holders.
This article examines sleeping positions and types of pillows (latex, memory foam and feather) for correct sleeping position to reduce neck and back pain, shoulder and arm pain.
This article discusses deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots and their symptoms and complications. It also discusses early managament and prevention.
This article discusses neck pain associtated with a whiplash injury and how to manage pain.
This article describes the anatomy of the lower back and multifidus, pelvic floor and transversus abdominus (or core stability muscles) and shows how to activate (contract) them to alleviate lower back pain
This articles discusses signs of a stroke and when to call for assistance to prevent death and or minimise disability.
This article discusses the blunt trauma occuring to muscle tissue which causes a cork or haematoma and how best to manage it. And the repercussions of poor management (myositis ossificians).