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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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Shin Splints from the Periosteum
27 Apr 2008, 3:48 pm

Have you had pain in your shin that does not go away with rest? Runners most often complain of shin splints especially those that run often on hard surfaces, a common enough situation here in Singapore. Unlike other injuries where you feel pain at the muscle, ligaments or joints, the pain from shin splints actually […]

Lumbar Supports Not Particularly Effective for Low Back Pain
23 Apr 2008, 9:00 am

A new systematic review published in the Cochrane Library proved what leading musculoskeletal experts have been saying all along that lumbar or lower back supports — those large belts that people wear around their waists when they lift or carry heavy objects — are not very useful for preventing low back pain,.

Caffeine in Energy Drinks Related Heart Attacks
20 Apr 2008, 9:51 am

In this month’s issue of The American Journal of  Medicine, a case was reported of a 23-year old women with no medical history having heart palpatations and chest tightness shortly after consuming an energy drink as well as a caffeinated soda drink.

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
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, and you will get a knowing sympathetic look. ITB (Iliotibial band) friction syndrome is one of the commonest complaints amongst runners, cyclists and intense court sports.

The Myth of Scoliosis Treatments
16 Apr 2008, 6:49 am

Scoliosis in Singapore afflicts about 2.22% for girls and 0.66% for boys in the age group of 13 to 14 years old1. Given its dramatic visual, it causes alarm and leads sufferers to seek a wide range of remedies, some with dubious claims. Unfortunately, when these dubious claims are challenged, the remedy provider always seems to […]

Piriformis Syndrome – Sciatica
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. This sensation is a result of the sciatic nerve being irritated by something. We often hear about herniated discs in the lower back causing 'sciatica', the term given this pain.

Is Your Game Hamstrung?
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 […]

The Buckling Knee
09 Apr 2008, 8:25 am

Having a sense of the knee ‘giving way’ or ‘locking’ is a fairly common complaint by athletes 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) while the ‘locking’ sensation is an indication […]

Sports Taping – Knee
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 […]

Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)
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.

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