Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Clicking shoulder
01 Apr 2008, 9:29 am

Clunking or clicking shoulder is a common complaint with swimmers where the shoulder ‘clicks’ when under strain. It is also common to other sports where the overhead arm motion is thrown repetitively with force like badminton, tennis and cricket bowlers. Inflammation is a symptom, not a cause This shoulder condition is often misdiagnosed as a […]

17 Mar 2008, 2:38 pm

Following up on our earlier post on sports taping for the fingers, here how you tape the wrist. The wrist is another area prone to injury especially when pushed backward too hard and far. Taping helps prevent this. Figure 1: 1.Using a wider rigid tape (38mm), start at the side of the wrist(1).2.Pull tightly across. […]

13 Mar 2008, 6:00 pm

An ankle sprain normally occurs following sudden twisting or sideways movements of the ankle. When we sprain our ankle, one or more ligaments in our ankle joint is injured. Ligaments are structures that limit and control excessive movements in our joints. When we sprain a ligament, it simply means that the ligament is over-stretched or […]

06 Mar 2008, 4:35 pm

Scoliosis or better known as abnormal curvature of the spine typically curves into a ‘C’-shape or ‘S’-shape when look at from the back. Since your back is curved and you tend to tilt to one side or one of your shoulders could be lower than the other, a common question pops up, “If I have […]

03 Mar 2008, 7:42 am

Recently, there was an article in The Sunday Times on ankle taping, “Injured Ankles Heal Slow”, 2 March 2008. For those of you interested in sports taping, this is a short write up on taping for the fingers. Here the focus is on basketball and netball players who need a certain amount of write flexibility. […]

02 Mar 2008, 3:21 pm

One of the most common cause of acute knee pain is a tear in the meniscus. So common that we sometimes overlook other possibilities such as Popliteal Tendonitis. We had one such case where the client complained about pain over the posterior aspect of her right knee. The pain came on and off increasingly over […]

Crushed Ankles Playing Soccer
28 Feb 2008, 5:41 pm

Structural Imbalance. We often hear this phrase used along with the diagnosis of our aches and pains. But what does it mean? The best way to explain it is to start from the opposite end, “Structural Balance”. What Is Structural Balance? Structural Balance refers to the optimal positioning of our bones and joints. When weight […]

25 Feb 2008, 6:06 pm

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, can sometimes be a painful deformity of the bones and the joint between the foot and big toe. It is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the base of the big toe. Under repetitive pressure, the joint between the foot and the big toe (first metatarsal joint) […]

23 Feb 2008, 2:45 pm

You often hear about avoiding H.A.R.M. to sports related injuries. H.A.R.M is an acronym that stands for things to avoid: Heat,Alcohol,Running and,Massage Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to H.A.R.M is R.I.C.E.R

23 Feb 2008, 2:37 pm

You often hear about applying R.I.C.E.R. to sports related injuries. R.I.C.E.R is an acronym that stand for things to do: Rest,Ice,Compression,Elevation and,Refer Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to R.I.C.E.R is H.A.R.M