Neck and shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons patients see a Physio. Interestingly, quite often what is felt as shoulder pain is often diagnosed as a neck issue. There are a few reasons why pain can manifest in other regions of the body when the pain source is not so readily noticeable, […]
A common complaint among runners and other athletes is that niggling pain in their calves or hamstrings that doesn’t seem to go away after an injury. Most people are under the impression that “nerve” related pain has to be in the form of pins/needles, tingling or numbness. Nerve related pain or neural tension can actually mimic […]
Muscle Cramp Cure: An unexpected benefit of spicy food? As long as people have played sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles’ heel for everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors. For a long time it was thought that a cramp was the result of a muscle that was dehydrated, magnesium deficient, starved of […]
Scapular winging is a sign of muscular dysfunction of the muscles around the shoulder blade resulting in the base of the shoulder blade protruding from your back in an abnormal position. This winging of the shoulder blade occurs when any of the three muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade are not working in. This leads to […]
Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain is a different type of pain which can be a challenge to treat, and can sometimes take longer to settle when compared to pain arising from muscles and joints (nociceptive). Nerve pain is characterised as any injury that directly effects the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord and […]
We have all had them, but exactly what is a cramp, what causes a cramp, and what do they mean? A muscle cramp is an involuntary, often painful, spasm of a muscle. These spasms last from a few seconds to minutes. The muscles of the foot and calf are most commonly affected. What causes a […]
Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylalgia is the most common overuse injury to the elbow. It is, ironically more common in non-tennis players. We see a lot of this in our Sydney CBD Physio clinic, especially in office workers who spend long periods using the mouse or typing. What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow involves the […]
Cycling is an activity that places significant postural demands on our bodies. A study of non-traumatic injuries in long distance bicyclists published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine states that neck and shoulder pain occurred in 20.4% of the riders. Luckily while neck and shoulder discomfort can occur in all cyclists, it is preventable.