Tag Archives: Joints

  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis is a great game to watch and even better to play. Whether you are a serious player or someone who just likes to have a knock around more socially, it can lead to problems that if not caught early, can lead to significant lay off through injury. Here, we will outline a couple of […]

  • Sciatica

    Most people suffer from back pain or sciatica at least once in their lives. It is a very common problem but it doesn’t have to be serious. Your spine is one of the strongest parts of your body. It is made of solid bony blocks (vertebrae) separated by discs (a bit like a jam doughnut […]

  • The Importance of Stretching

    For specific stretches please give us a call to make an appointment with one of our chartered physiotherapists – Fleet Street 020 7404 0023 or Baldock 01462 893586. General Stretches: The benefits of stretching include reduced muscle soreness after exercising and even better performance. Do not bounce – it risks pulling or tearing the muscle […]

  • Specific Tips To Help You Avoid Back Trouble

    Do gentle warm up exercises before sport or jogging Be careful if you are lifting in an awkward or confined space Use a firm mattress Never continue an activity if your back hurts Stand tall and straight with your head held high Never do fitness or aerobic exercises on a stone or concrete floor Never […]

  • Prevent Back Pain – In The Home

    DON’T put your back out putting your back into cleaning and DIY DO stand on a stable chair or ladder, rather than stretch too far when painting the ceiling, dusting etc DO squat or kneel to dust skirting boards or reach low shelves DO push the vacuum cleaner to front of you rather than swing […]

  • Looking After Your Back

    Most back pain can be avoided if you: Maintain good posture – the way you stand, sit work and sleep Watch your weight – being overweight for your height and sex can add extra stress to your spine Keep fit and active – strong back and stomach muscles help support your spine Consider your everyday […]

  • Your back and how to care for it at your desk

    Back pain is a huge problem all over the world affecting both men and women alike, and strikes every type of worker, from truck drivers and labourers, to executives.  Although back pain is common, when you are the one who has it, it may seem that no-one else can truly understand your suffering. It can […]

  • Foods for Pain and Inflammation

    Here is a great article about how foods can play a huge part in pain and inflammation. My own experience will vouch for this and it is well worth taking these foods out of your diet if you are suffering. Dr Wiley is American so talks about the American diet but it is the same […]

  • What might be causing your knee pain

    Do you have knee pain and are not sure of where it might be coming from? Well here are some little pointers that might give you a clue as to what might be causing the problem. Trauma Fracture- If there has been trauma and you are having significant pain with all movements, then ruling out […]