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Month: May 2018

Hip pain and helping yourself overcome it.

Have you ever been told you need a hip replacement or are you considering having one done now?  This Blog here might make you change your mind. Sometimes it is just good to put down some information to help our clients and followers out that doesn’t involve lot’s of reading and is in fact very useful. I treat two clients, one who suffers OA of the hip and is being advised to have a hip replacement and one who has …

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Recovery and Repair – are pain killers the answer?

There is an alarming number of people now who are using pain killers to help with recovery.  Athletes believe that by masking the pain they are able to train for longer and harder and therefore make greater gains.  Understanding how pain killers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol work here is key.  Ibuprofen has inflammatory inhibiting attributes that help control inflammation during injury.  However, inflammation is a key part of the healing and repair phase and essential for the migration of …

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Pain killers – the good, the bad and the ugly.

I was very fortunate to attend and listen to a very interesting topic about pain killers recently.  During our work at Bodylogics we have clients regularly see us who have spent some time taking medication to control their symptoms and it amazes me that so many actually do not follow the guidelines stated.  Education on this topic is therefore vital to ensure we all know what is happening when we take these drugs and what good or harm they are …

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Exercise and Osteoarthritis of the knee

A new study has shed light on the specific pain relief benefits that exercise therapy can provide for people with knee osteoarthritis. Carried out by Aalborg University and Copenhagen University Hospitals Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg in Denmark, the study aimed to investigate the effects of exercise on pressure-pain sensitivity in patients affected by the degenerative joint disease. For this randomised controlled trial, a total of 31 participants were assigned 12 weeks of supervised exercise therapy, with results compared to a no-attention …

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Stress-injury relationship

The relationship between stress and injury is not well documented but there is significant evidence to suggest that higher levels of stress can result in an increased chance of sustaining injury.  Injury is referred to as any form of musculoskeletal damage which could take place in the sporting environment or through overuse in the work place.  We are all susceptible to injury in whatever we do but there are a number of ways that we can reduce these risks.  The …

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