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 […]
What stings but isn’t caused by a Bee? Unfortunately it’s not any other insect bite either! In heavy contact sports a shoulder “stinger”, as they’re frequently referred too, are pretty common injuries… What’s a shoulder stinger you ask yourself? A “stinger” (aka a burner) is defined by the stinging or burning pain that radiates down from the […]
Meralgia Paraesthetica (MP) is a nerve entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, also known as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (LCNT). You may feel pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or coldness at the side of the thigh. MP most commonly presents in 30 to 40 year old individuals and is more prevalent in those […]
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 […]
Walk down the street and what do you see? Phones, phones, phones everywhere. We live in a world of mobile communication and along with that comes problems related to using our mobile phones so often. Besides the obvious issues such as using your phone at the dinner table, or listening to the loud mobile phone talkers on the […]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a disorder of the hand where the main nerve that runs through the wrist (the median nerve) becomes compressed. The ‘tunnel’ refers to the space at the front of the wrist where the median nerve passes through along with the tendons that flex the fingers and thumb.