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Top 10 Articles in 3Q09

Our Top Ten most popular articles in the third quarter of 2009.

none1. Nerve Stretches

You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching?

none2. Posterior Pelvic Pain (Sacroiliac Joint Pain) in Pregnant Women

This article has been popularly cited by pregnant women around the world facing the same issue. Posterior pelvic pain (PPP) is pain felt at or near the sacroiliac joints of your pelvis as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

none3. 5th Metatarsal Fractures

This little bone doesn’t get its fair share of exposure but fractures happen often enough. Fractures are common in the fifth metatarsal and normally occur with sporting activities. The metatarsal bones are a group of 5 long bones in the foot. The fifth metatarsal is located on the little toe side (lateral side) of the foot and connects to the little toe.

none4. Sports Taping – Knee

This is a classic favourite. In fast-moving sports where the player has to move quickly and often with fast direction changes makes the game exciting to watch and exhilarating to play. Unfortunately,  it also makes it a high-risk sport for knee injuries. Running with sudden stops, cutting side to side, jumping, and pivoting can injure your knee. Taping up the knee helps reduces the risk of injury.

none5. Multifidus – Smallest Yet Most Powerful Muscle

The multifidus muscle is one of the smallest yet most “powerful” muscle that gives support to the spine. Most people have the misconception that small is insignificant but it is not the case when it comes to this particular muscle.

none6. Sports Taping – Wrist

For active sports people who depend on their hands and wrist – basketball, volley ball, baseball, netball or even rugby.

none7. The Pelvic Crossed Syndrome

Low back pain is often associated with weak muscles. But we should also remember that weakness and strength is relatively to each other. Strong muscles must be balanced with strong counterparts.

none8. Jaw Pain – What other causes besides the teeth and jaw?

Physiothetrapy as a treatment option for jaw pains is often overlooked. Pain around the jaw area can be caused by either (i) a problem in the jaw ( Temporomandibular joint) or (ii) pain that is referred from another structure to the jaw. As you have ruled out option (i), then it is likely your pain is caused by the latter.

none9. What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)

If you are pregnant and experience pain in groin and inner thighs around the start of your second trimester, there is a chance that you are suffering from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). In one study1of the British population, the incidence of SPD varies from 1:360.3% to 2.77%. Thankfully, the pain goes away after delivery.

none10. Patellar Tendinitis

With the number of active runners and jump-sports, it is not surprising to find this topic in our top ten list. Patellar tendinitis or ‘jumpers knee’ is a condition that results from an inflammation of the patellar tendon.

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