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I realise that I may be preaching to the converted, but I have often heard the Physiotherapy profession accused of being expensive and not offering much value. After qualifying and along the years since then, I have personally also wondered at times (especially when a patient and I aren’t getting the desired results), what is really happening to cause the symptom? Or what are we truly aiming for when trying to release muscle tension or improve strength. Why is the muscle tight or why did it become weak? Is the treatment approach correct? Is it aiding healing? Is there even tissue damage that needs to heal?
Pinched nerves often cause symptoms which very closely mimic that of “overuse injuries". But we still see unrelenting cases of “overuse” injuries which aren’t caused by pinched nerves, so what are we to do?
It may sound surprising that icing and resting an injury would typically not be in your best interest. But this type of advice belongs in the past and modern research has disclosed a much better approach.
Recurring pain is a source of much distress which only gets amplified when your best efforts do not seems to work permanently. The answer may lie deeper than you think.
‘Core stability’ is something that by now, we all believe we should have and most likely you still do not have enough of – neither do I.
It is a common misconception that poor circulation is the likely culprit when we get tingling or pins and needles. This is perhaps because people with uncontrolled diabetes have both pins and needles and poor circulation but these two aren’t causal.
Inflammation is bad and we need to eliminate it to feel good, right? Wrong!
We mainly see patients complaining of non-traumatic injuries. Where the person may or may not have tried previously to identify why the pain started, why it isn’t healing with time/rest/rehabilitation or why it keeps coming back…
We often find that our favourite activity results in pain or that its being blamed for causing the pain through repetitive strain or damage. It doesn’t matter if you have longstanding or progressive spinal pain, knee pain or even nerve referral into an arm or a leg – the instruction is usually the same: “Unless you want me to operate, stop [insert your activity here]”.
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