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Common Injuries in Mothers

Every parent, and particularly every mother, knows that children are hard work. What most people probably don't realise is that having children – pregnancy, labour, childbirth – can lead to real, physical injuries. Here are three of the most common injuries that new...

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Modern Physiotherapy and Emerging Trends

If you enjoy watching movies then you’ve probably noticed that the future is often painted as a dark dystopian place ruled by tyrannical despots desperately clinging to power as the lights progressively go out. It typically plays out as a modern re-run of the collapse...

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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries are on the rise as we spend more and more time in front of our computers, smartphones and tablets. Recessionary times are forcing people to work harder and longer with less opportunity for varying workload. However, by understanding the...

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Ankle Sprains: Causes & Advice

An ankle sprain is something that can affect anyone at any age and can be caused by doing something as simple as landing on your foot in a funny way. At times, the injury can be more substantial and the pain can last longer. This can be quite an inconvenience given...

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Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow occurs when the tendon joining the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow become inflamed or obtain small tears. The condition often occurs after...

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Common Types of Knee Injury

Knee pain or injuries are extremely common, as it is a complex structure and one of the most stressed joints in the body. The knee is the largest joint, vital for movement and vulnerable to injury.   The most common knee injuries include fractures around the knee,...

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Why Are My Knees Popping and Cracking?

Noise in the knee joint in the form of cracking, popping or clicking is very common and is not always as scary as it may sound. Most people have knees that crack or go through the full arc of motion, generally this nothing to worry about when it isn’t associated with...

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Is Your Bed Hurting Your Back?

Many factors in everyday life can cause back pain including your sitting or standing posture. Posture is something a lot of us are conscious of, but how often do we talk about our sleeping posture? There are many causes of back pain, so it may be difficult to pinpoint...

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Why is Posture Important and What is ‘Good Posture’?

'Prevention is better than the cure.' It's a mantra you will have heard many times! This quote dates back to the 15th Century philosopher Erasmus, and it holds as much weight today as it did back then. Unfortunately there are so many events in our lives we simply...

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17 Physiotherapy Resolutions for 2017

New years is a great time to think about making some changes to your life and reflect on what you've been doing well and what you'd like to improve. For a lot of people, these goals include health and fitness. As physiotherapists, here are some ideas for new years...

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How to Avoid Shin Splints as a New Runner

  If you’re planning on running a spring race or marathon, it’s time to get preparing! If you’re new to running, or are thinking of taking it up then you could be at risk of shin splints. There aren’t many serious runners who haven’t been afflicted with shin splints...

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Is Sports Massage for You?

  Sports massage has so many benefits and so people get sports massages for a variety of reasons. It can help you prevent injury, recover from training sessions more quickly, prepare for a competition and improve performance. Many athletes and professional sports...

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Understanding and Improving Life with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long term condition that causes pain all over the body. It can also cause symptoms of stiffness, fatigue, sleeping problems, headaches, IBS and problems with mental processing, or 'brain fog'. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but scientists...

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7 Statements About Pain – True or False?

  Pain is your warning alarm that something is wrong in your body. But there are so many types of pain and so many different causes, some of which can go completely unidentified, that pain control isn't as easy as we'd hope. Because pain is something everybody feels,...

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Recovery from Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a type of injury in the muscles, tendons or nerves caused by repetitive actions, forceful exertions, vibrations or awkward postures.   Doing an activity with your arms repeatedly for long periods of time puts you at risk of RSI. Your...

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FAQ’s About Weight Bearing Exercise

  Weight bearing exercise is very important for our bone health, yet there can be confusion about what it is, who it can help and exactly how it can help.   What counts as weight bearing exercise?   When you are doing a weight bearing exercise, your feet and legs are...

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Ten Tips to Help You Start Cycling

Cycling is a great way to fit more activity into your life. Just cycling to and from work or taking your bike out into the country side on weekends can do wonders for your health. If you are currently not very active and haven't sat on a bike since you were a kid,...

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Does Acupuncture Actually Work?

Holistic therapies have come under scrutiny from skeptics and the science community alike. Many holistic therapies have been practised for thousands of years, it's only in recently that we've had the capacity to give therapies proper scientific testing to see what...

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Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

  If you've ever used a pedometer to measure your steps you may find that getting 10,000 steps per day (which is roughly 5 miles) is easier said than done. The average person takes about 3,000 to 4,000 steps per day. Even if you go out of your way to go for a walk in...

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How to Start Walking For Fitness

    Walking is a great way to get more active and it helps you to stay healthy. Fitness walking almost burns as many calories as running, yet it is much softer on the joints, is easier and feels less intense. Walking for fitness is not the same as power walking, which...

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7 Reasons to Start Walking

According to government guidelines a sedentary lifestyle counts as anything less then 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Many of us with desk jobs just aren't getting enough exercise and it's becoming a global problem. 31% of adults in 2008 were...

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5 Practical Benefits of Massage

Massage is highly relaxing and for many people it's seen as an indulgence, something that they treat themselves to now and again. Even one massage can de-stress you by lowering your heart rate, relaxing your muscles and reducing your insulin and cortisol levels. It's...

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6 Arthritis Myths

  Arthritis is a common problem that affects many people. It can cause mild or severe pain and stiffness. Arthritis has a lot of misconceptions surrounding it. There has been a lot of research into arthritis that has given us a new insight into the condition, yet many...

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Common Car Accident Injuries

After you've had a car crash it may be difficult to identify if you have any injuries, and if you do realise you've been injured, you may not be aware how injured you actually are. After a car accident, adrenaline is running high and your body produces endorphins....

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8 Reasons To Start Swimming

  1. Swimming is easy on the lower limb joints.   When you're in a swimming pool the water can support 90% of your body weight. If you're injured, disabled, pregnant or overweight swimming is a comfortable and low impact way of exercising.   If your usual exercise...

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Everything You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. When the ligament becomes strained it can become inflamed and cause pain under your heel.     What Does...

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Everything You Need To Know About Knee Pain

The knee is a complicated hinge joint. It's the largest joint in our body. The surface of the knees are covered in cartilage and the joint is stabilised with muscles, ligaments and tendons. The knee takes the force of our entire body weight and comes under extra...

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10 Tips To Help You Understand and Manage Chronic Pain

  Chronic pain is pain that has been present for over 3 months. The pain may be mild, intense, intermittent or constant. It can be anything from a nuisance to a total debilitation. Chronic pain may be started by a trauma or injury or it could be a part of a medically...

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The Best Way To Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is so common that most of us will experience it at some point in our lives. Back pain can be anything from an annoyance to a debilitation. Due to advances in technology back pain has become much easier to treat through physiotherapy, but prevention is always...

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8 Tips For New Runners

  A lot of people become interested in taking up running as part of their new years resolution. After a month of over indulging during Christmas, running can be a great way to start the new year and get back in shape. Starting to run is a very positive change, just 30...

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7 Back Pain Myths Debunked

  We're all likely to experience back pain at some point in our lives, some back pain will go away on it's own and some types of back pain can stick around for years. Back pain is the leading cause of disability in men over 45 years old and the second most common...

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11 Steps Towards a Healthier Back

Most people experience some type of back pain at some point in their life. Here are some healthy habits to keep your spine in tip top condition.   1. Have a comfortable bed.   We spend a large portion of our time laying in bed. When we sleep our bodies rest and...

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5 Common Football Injuries

Playing football involves a lot of sudden stopping, starting, twisting and colliding with other players. It's no surprise that the incidence of injury is high. Due to the strenuous nature of football, an injury can be devastating to your performance and can lead to...

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Preventing Age Related Muscle Loss

  Sarcopenia is the medical term for muscle loss. It's Greek meaning is 'vanishing flesh'. It happens to all of us, beginning at the age of 25. Once you hit 60 the process starts accelerating dramatically. As you age neural pathways in the brain that control muscles...

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How To Maintain Optimum Joint Health

As we get older we tend to notice more aches and pains. Joints are probably the most complained about body part! Knee pain can be particularly prevalent, as our knees support our entire body weight. Joint pain can also be an issue if you are a keen sports person or...

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Foot Pain Treatment in Sheffield

So many people suffer in silence when it comes to pain in their feet. There are many ways in which the feet take a large amount of strain, and they are often at the beginning of more serious problems such as back and leg pain, sometimes leading to sciatica and...

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Sports Injury Clinic Sheffield

If you have ever suffered with a sports injury of some sort, including common strains and pulls right through to more serious problems, then Sheffield Physiotherapy can help. As a fully qualified sports physio clinic in Sheffield, we are qualified to deal with the...

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Muscle Trauma or Muscle Strain

Muscle trauma or the so called muscle strain is an injury in the muscle tendon unit. It can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. Overstretching and muscle spasm are the main causes of muscle trauma, this is often the result of over exertion or miscalculated...

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Dupuytrens Disease Relief and Treatment

Dupuytren disease is the abnormal thickening of the tissues under your skin of your palm. This disease is also known as Dupuytren Contracture. This abnormality starts in the palm and passes through the fingers. Here at Sheffield Physiotherapy we can help relieve and...

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What is Spine Decompression?

Sheffield Physiotherapy is a leading provider of spine  related treatments. We have many years experience in offering professional physiotherapy such as micro-manipulation but have not yet invested in spinal decompression therapy. Spine decompression is a therapy that...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain that can affect any part of the body especially the arms and the legs. No one is sure about the cause of complex pain regional syndrome (CPRS). Physiotherapy is increasingly seen as an important and ongoing process in...

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Treating Back Numbness

Back numbness may actually be a symptom of something more serious. It can possibly be the result of different back pain conditions. As we all know numbness is the lack of feeling in any anatomical region. Visit Sheffield Physiotherapy to start the process of finding a...

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Trigger Finger Symptoms and Treatment

Trigger finger is a condition that limits finger movements, the said condition affects mainly the tendons in the finger. Like Dupuytrens disease, there is no known or proven cause for trigger finger. Sheffield Physiotherapy is a private clinic offering treatment for...

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Stress Fracture Treatment Sheffield

If you are suffering from any kind of stress fracture, or suspect that you need professional assessment then your general practioner is the first person that you should consult. If they recommend physiotherapy treatment then contact Sheffield Physiotherapy  and...

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Acute Back Pain: Cause and Treatment

Almost all of us experience some degree of back pain at some point in our lives. For many though, back pain is a continuing problem in their life. It may develop due to improper lifting, stress, muscle tension, bending, carrying heavy things and even standing or...

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Repetitive Strain Injury

Finding relief from RSI is a challenge; this common problem can be intrusive, annoying, and also very painful if left untreated. What You Should Know About Repetitive Strain Injury Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a type of injury in musculoskeletal and nervous...

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Whiplash Treatment

Suffering from Whiplash takes many forms, and can be an ongoing problem. Affecting various parts of the head, neck and other body parts, Whiplash is something many people suffer after car accidents. Whiplash of the head and back is caused by the head and / or neck...

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Sciatic Pain Symptoms and Relief

Sciatic pain in the back and legs is more common than you may think. It's a terrible problem which causes massive disruption to daily life. Whether you are a Mum or Dad looking after kids, or a full time worker, sciatica can be extremely painful and stop you...

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Spondylitis Can be a Chronic Ailment

Here at Sheffield Physiotherapy we treat Spondylitis and help reduce the effects of this problem. We are the only clinic in Sheffield that offers Power Assisted Micro-manipulation which is and advanced spinal treatment which can be effective in patients who are...

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Sprained Ankle Treatment

What is it? An ankle is sprained when the ligaments surrounding the ankle joint become over-stretched and can tear. Common Cause: The most common cause of a sprained ankle injury is when the foot is turned inwards, over stretching the outside of the ankle. This is...

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Headaches

What are they? Headaches are tenderness and pain within the neck muscles and head. Common Cause: A headache is a chronic pain within the head that can originate from the bony structures or muscles in the neck. Common Symptoms: Pain within the upper neck and head with...

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Frozen Shoulder

What is it?  Frozen Shoulder Syndrome or Adhesive Capsulitis affects around 2-5% of the population, and has been the subject of much debate amongst healthcare professionals. It is now known that Frozen Shoulder is a chronic inflammatory process that causes a...

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Neck Pain

What is it? Neck pain is pain that is felt in and around the neck (cervical spine). Common Cause: Neck pain can be caused by strain of the neck muscles, injury or other health problems. Whiplash, disk degeneration, arthritis or pinching nerves can all cause pain in...

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Catching Shoulder Pain

What is it? Catching shoulder pain is a very common complaint, when pain is felt on the majority of shoulder movements. Common Cause: Pinching and catching of a nerve within the shoulder is normally secondary to arthritic changes within the ball and socket joint....

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Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

What is it? Tennis and golfer's elbow are overload injuries, causing pain on the inside (golfer’s elbow) or the outside (tennis elbow) of the elbow. Common Cause: This occurs after minor trauma to the insertion of a group of muscles which control forearm movements....

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Knee Pain

What is it? It is pain that is in and around the knee joint. Common Cause: Most commonly caused by arthritic changes or ligament injuries of the knee. Common Symptoms: Pain in and around the knee, predominantly during movement. Reduced mobility may occur due to the...

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Shin Splints

What is it? Shin splints is a pain at the front of the lower leg, running down the shin. Common Cause: Shin splints usually results from inflammation of the sheath surrounding the tibia (the largest bone in the bottom of the leg). Common Symptoms: Pain can radiate...

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Heel Pain

What is it? A gradual pain of the heel that can persist and develop into chronic pain. Common Cause: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, however inflammation of the bursa (a fluid sac under the heel) and nerve compression in the lower back can...

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Plantar Fasciitis

What is it? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation and degeneration of the plantar fascia, which is the tissue that connects from the heel to the middle bones on the sole the foot. Common Cause: Plantar fasciitis usually occurs from repeated small injuries in this band of...

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Achilles Tendon Injury

What is it? Achilles Tendinosis is a soreness and stiffness within the tendon that develops and worsens gradually, or a tear of the tendon from accidental injury. Common Cause: An Achilles Tendon Injury can develop from overuse, misalignment of the foot due to tight...

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Calf Strain

What is it? A Calf Strain is a common sports injury in which the calf muscles are stretched beyond their limits Common Cause: The calf muscle and tendon tissues tear as the muscle contracts strongly. Tears are classified according to the degree damage. Common...

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