Shin Splints is a common condition experienced by runners and walkers. It is caused by inflammation in the area around your shin bone (hence the name). The inflamed area can span from 2-6 inches and the pain can be intense enough to cause the person to stop running or walking. Fortunately there are options for treatment as well as prevention. Stretching Stretching is a good way to relieve pain resulting from shin splints. You can stretch while sitting on your heels with your toes pointed back, pushing your ankles to the floor. You should feel some tension in your shin. Hold for 10 seconds, relax and then repeat the procedure. Switch to another workout If you are running or walking, then switch to an alternative routine as soon as the pain hits. This could be swimming, biking or any other exercise that doesn’t make the pain worse. Run/Walk faster This…

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Acupuncture is an ancient form of therapy that is practised within the discipline of Chinese Medicine. It consists of inserting fine needles into the surface of a patient’s skin, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. Scientists are not precisely certain how it works, but it has proven to successfully treat a number of chronic ailments, including pain. According to Chinese Medicine, acupuncture’s effectiveness is based on the principle of Qi (chee) which is considered to be the life force…

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A rotator cuff injury occurs when the rotator cuff tendons in your shoulders are torn. The tear can occur in two ways: in a single instance of trauma or a series of “micro traumas”. In the case of the latter, this can occur over a period of weeks, months or years. Physiotherapy has proven to be an effective form of treatment for rotator cuff injuries, with results comparable to that of surgery. Utilizing the body’s natural range of motion, physiotherapy…

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a form of physiotherapy that uses soundwaves to stimulate healing in the musculoskeletal system. It is used to treat chronic and acute pain without the need for painkillers or surgery. Shockwave therapy is something you might want to consider if you suffer from pain (especially in certain areas). Here are some reasons why you might need shockwave therapy. Your condition is treatable using shockwave therapy There are certain conditions that have responded positively to shockwave…

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