Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Getting better is not just your physiotherapists, instructors or trainers’ responsibility. It is also yours, your care-takers and loved ones’. It is a collaborative effort that require everyone’s active understanding and participation.

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16 Apr 2008, 9:24 am

Tell any long-distance runner or cyclist about your stinging pain at the side of the knee or hip; you will get a knowing sympathetic look. Iliotibial band friction syndrome is one of the commonest complaints amongst runners, cyclists and intense court sports. Iliotibial band friction syndrome gets its name from the iliotibial band (ITB) rubbing […]

16 Apr 2008, 6:49 am

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves abnormally when viewed from the back. There are two types of curves known as the ‘S’-curve and the ‘C’-curve, so called as their resemblance to the shapes of the alphabets ‘S’ and ‘C’. It afflicts about 2.22% for girls and 0.66% for boys in the age group […]

09 Apr 2008, 8:59 pm

It can be a spine tingling sensation when we first experience a pain that shoots from the buttock down to the leg. An irritated sciatic nerve causes this sensation. We often hear about herniated discs in the lower back causing ‘sciatica’, the term given this pain. What Causes Sciatica? Several things can cause sciatica. This […]

09 Apr 2008, 2:29 pm

Basketball players tend to focus a lot on the quadriceps (muscles in front of the thigh) when doing strength training often neglecting the hamstrings. This severe muscle strength imbalance often leads to hamstring pulls or tears. And just as importantly, players with weak hamstrings also simply don’t play as well as shown in a study […]

09 Apr 2008, 8:25 am

Having a sense of the knee ‘giving way’ or ‘locking’ is a fairly common complaint by athletes. This is especially those who have twisted their knees in sports like basketball, netball, soccer or badminton. The sensation of ‘giving way’ is an indication that you might have torn your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The ‘locking’ sensation […]

08 Apr 2008, 7:46 am

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 […]

06 Apr 2008, 8:30 pm

Neck and upper back pains are often attributed to poor posture. For most people, how do we tell if our posture needs attention? Thankfully there is a simple test you check yourself off. Image: flicker corey Dr Lynn McAtamney and Professor E. Nigel Corlett, ergonomists at the University of Nottingham in England, developed the Rapid Upper […]

03 Apr 2008, 6:04 am

Have you ever had the feeling that your headache is somehow related to the pain in your neck?  Feel that it is such a coincidence that your headache is preceded by the stiff neck that you are experiencing?  You are not imagining it! It is what the medical community calls cervicogenic headaches, which means headaches […]

02 Apr 2008, 2:01 pm

Does your last finger and exactly half of your ring finger feel numb or experience a tingling sensation? If yes, there is a good chance that you have Ulnar Nerve Compression which can occur amongst cyclists. The two main reasons for this compression: Too much pressure over a prolonged period on the “knife” edge of […]

02 Apr 2008, 12:12 am

Can you jump higher when standing on the basketball court or on a rocking canoe? For most people, it is easier to jump higher when standing on firm ground. As a rule, the more stable the foundation, the higher you can jump. And that foundation includes your ankles. The Kinetic Chain The ankle is a […]