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It is estimated that 10-20% of the general population is affected by chronic pain. Studies regarding chronic widespread pain in the US and the UK have suggested that around 10-11% have permanent symptoms whereas chronic regional pain was estimated to occur in 20-25% of the population with women are 1.5 times more likely to be affected than men
Disorders from the repetitive or cumulative trauma in the wrist and hand may lead to significant loss of hand function and lost work time. The causes of such injures are related to repeated movements over an extended period of time. The resulting inflammation can affect muscle, tendon, synovial sheaths, and nerves. One of such a repetitive stress syndrome is carpal tunnel syndrome
Subacromial Impingement Syndrome is a common diagnosis. Unfortunately it is often overdiagnosed as the primary etiology for patients who complain of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of a shoulder. Subacromial impingement syndrome is a specific diagnosis and it is not the only cause of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of the shoulder
Just when you thought there was enough to screen for during pregnancy, this article tells you how important it is to keep an eye on the diastasis recti abdominis (DRA). It can affect a long list of secondary problems, more than just the appearance and general tone of a post natal mom’s tummy
Creating a good ergonomic working arrangement is important to protecting your health. It is about setting up your environment to suit you, and not the other way round.To help you fit your environment, we have a checklist for seven common areas at your desk workspace. To use this checklist, simply check to see if the item on the left is in place. If not, then take the associated steps on the left to help achieve your preferred setup
Approximately 10-20% of all runners will experience shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) once in their career. Apart from sports involving running it is also often seen in military recruits and ballet dancer. While MTSS accounts for nearly 60% of all overuse injuries seen in the leg, the real cause is not well known and is often multi-factorial including biomechanical abnormalities and training errors. Even if it might be not a serious injury it can be debilitating and if not adequately treated, can progress to a more severe state. Current treatment and prevention programs are mainly based on expert opinion and clinical experience. This article will review current opinions about cause, symptoms, treatment options and prevention programs.
The majority of musculoskeletal problems that arise during pregnancy can be prevented and treated with physiotherapy intervention. Individualized physical therapy programs have been found to be more effective than group sessions for the reduction of pain and sick leave caused by back pain in pregnancy. Individualized session’s should include exercise therapy, postural training/ advice, and ergonomics recommended once weekly over a 5-wk period
A long-standing debate in pregnancy care is whether LBP is an inevitable process and allowed to resolve spontaneously or perhaps could be prevented. This article reviews the clinical presentation and practical treatment and management strategies of LBP during pregnancy for patients
Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries among recreational athletes with a prevalence of 11%. It is mainly seen in runners but it is not uncommon amongst people who don ́t participate in sports. The tendinopathy is classified as insertional (when within 2cm of its insertion) or midportion (when 2-6cm proximal to its insertion) Achilles tendinopathy
Low back pain is termed chronic when the pain lasts for more than 3 months. The literature and clinical practice show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a multi-faceted problem and requires a multi-dimensional approach in its treatment.