The current best practice management for tendinopathy pathologies is load management, along with a targeted exercise program, but what about cortisone injections and shock wave therapy? How well do they work and when should you seek them out, if at all?
Recently I had the pleasure of treating a lovely 86-year-old post-polio survivor. For as long as she could remember she had been experiencing debilitating muscle cramps all over her body which have become progressively worse as she has gotten older. The cramps had become so bad she had become afraid to leave the house.
You’ve had an annoying pain or discomfort for quite some time but can’t pin point when you first noticed it. It’s now been weeks or months; and continues to niggle during certain activities, movements or positions. The pain is not always there, but it’s distinct in its location and enough to be a nuisance or worse. Of late it’s starting to impact on things you enjoy doing or need to do, exercise, sitting, driving, sleeping!!
The sacrifice of escaping winter is being confined to an extremely small space for an excessively long time! It's hard and uncomfortable for those travelling in economy. For those suffering from back pain, such a trip can be daunting but there are some things that you can do, even in a cramped area to help avoid that nagging back pain.
Lower-back pain is so common in our population that according to leading researcher, Professor Buchbinder, "we should treat it like the common cold," it’s VERY common. In contrast to the common cold, rest is not recommended for low back pain, getting up and moving is. One of the best things for low back pain is walking.