The common term is tennis elbow. It refers to pain on the outside of the elbow and results from all sorts of repetitive activities, not just tennis and not just sports.
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Osteoarthritis is Not Just for Seniors Arthritis is often thought of as a problem that only affects a more mature population. In fact, one form of arthritis, osteoarthritis of the knee, is a problem for younger, more active people as well.
An important new study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health shows that conventional thinking may be wrong
People looking to enhance the effects of their workouts often use protein powder supplements. Why? Protein consumption strategies increase muscle hypertrophy, increase fat-free mass, and decrease fatty mass
Worldwide, low back pain causes nearly 24 billion days lived with disability each year. From the first decade of this century to the second, that sum of disability increased 17.5%.
Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) encompasses a syndrome of symptoms that may result from an acceleration/deceleration injury of the neck - especially disability and neck pain.
One out of every 50 Australians deals with atrial fibrillation (AF).1 This condition involves an irregular – often rapid – heartbeat leading to poor blood flow.
We all know that we need to eat protein to maintain and build muscles. Malnutrition in this regard can make exercise counterproductive to building strength. But does it matter when the protein is consumed?
The science demonstrates unequivocally that whiplash should receive physiotherapy within 96 hours of the injury.1-
Three out of four physiotherapists will tell you that straight-back lifting is better for your back than rounded-back lifting.1
It is well established that physiotherapy is a good first-line treatment for certain meniscal tears in the knee, and that physiotherapy is not inferior to a common surgery.
Why do we stretch at the end of a workout? Some people skip it altogether. What are they missing? If you are like many of us, you have been told that stretching will prevent sore muscles or increase range of motion
Across Australia, the cost of low back pain is on the rise, but outcomes are not improving.
You only have so much time in a day. We get it. Every temptation around us and every influence looks like something that will take away physical activity and add calories
We all know that laughing makes us feel better, but do you really know why? Science is finding multiple interesting answers about the medical and psychological benefits of laughter.
The data regarding recovery from a severe COVID infection is still in its nascent stages. We know that exercise intolerance, even months after a case of COVID-19, is common.1
Naturally, arthritis pain can slow people down. With a normal age of onset as early as 30, it’s a common misconception that inactivity can preserve arthritic joints. It turns out that the opposite is true. Not exercising can worsen the pain and invite more problems.
It’s a constant question and concern, especially among people who prefer high muscle mass. Can a vegan or vegetarian diet support muscle building?
Just a little bit of exercise can go a long way. In fact, a large study shows that twice as many premature deaths occur due to lack of activity compared to the premature deaths attributed to obesity.
Affecting an estimated 2% to 5% of the general population, adhesive capsulitis (also known as frozen shoulder) ranks as the leading cause of pain at the shoulder joint among the middle-age and older.1
Surgeons need to manage a patient’s pain after surgery, and opioid medications have long been part of that. One challenge is that surgical pain managed by opioids increases the risk of chronic opioid use.
You may have already heard about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and how it can improve the outcomes of your workout. The truth of the matter is that different workouts are best for different people and different goals
With a superlative capacity for motion, the shoulder joint can experience multiple sources of pain. One of the more problematic shoulder conditions is the rotator cuff tear.
Tennis elbow refers to a repetitive use disorder causing recurring pain on the outside of the elbow. Without treatment beyond anti-inflammatory approaches, recurrence is high
For many of us, smartphones have become as essential as shoes. This greater connectivity seems to come with some orthopaedic drawbacks. You may have heard the term “text neck.”
Research out of the UK finds that 50% of people with severe, disabling knee pain do not seek a healthcare consultation.1 Why? Beliefs
We’ve all heard that exercise is good for both the body and mind. But squeezing exercise into a modern, hectic lifestyle could be another matter. If the promise of better fitness isn’t getting you there, what if we told you exercise will help you enjoy your job more?
When it comes to serious headaches, people of think of being still to help them subside or avoiding activity to avoid triggering them. Exercise to prevent headaches may even sound counterintuitive. However, targeted strengthening has a lot to offer.
COPD appears to be on the decline in Australia. In 2013, the BOLD study reported one in seven Australians age 40+ having COPD.
Oh, to be young again. Many of us may remember a time when we could eat almost anything and not worry a bit about our body mass index.
For elite athletes, effective and efficient recovery proves crucial to higher levels of achievement. Better recovery allows for more rapidly increasing training loads.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four primary ligaments in the knee. It is a strong band of tissue helping to hold the knee together by connecting the front of your shin bone (tibia) to the back of the thigh bone (femur).
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - There are many reasons someone may experience knee pain. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) ranks as one of the most common. Roughly one out of four people will experience PFPS.
Exercise and training fads come and go, but many of them worked then and would work now if you pull them out of the closet. Remember the medicine ball?
Bed rest serves as a time-honoured recommendation for both injury and illness. However, it’s easy to underestimate how it affects people age 60+. Retirees do not bounce back from bed rest like they may have when they were younger.
The knee cartilage we are talking about here is the meniscus. Each knee has two menisci, crescent-shaped cartilage between the tibia and the femur.
Most of us know someone who suffers from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). COPD refers to a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that obstruct airflow when breathing
With an annual incidence of 10 ankle sprains per 1,000 people, ankle sprains prove relatively common.
Three systematic reviews now demonstrate that Pilates is one of the supervised exercise pro grams effective in the treatment of chronic, non -specific low back pain (LBP)
Two studies published recently in major peer-reviewed medical journals quantify how bicycling lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Low back pain ranks as the world’s leading cause of years lived with disability, resulting in a high economic burden.
Earbuds seem ubiquitous in gyms and parks. The mood-lifting role of music in our lives is inarguable, but an interesting question remains. Does the music serve as only entertainment, or is music a performance enhancer? Science says . . . music actually enhances your workouts
As advocates for health, wellness, and injury prevention, we routinely promote exercise such as running, swimming, bicycling, weightlifting, competitive sports, etc. What matters is finding the activities that boost your heart rate for a sustained amount of time, challenge your muscles, and – most importantly – keep you interested and engaged. So what about gardening?
Have you ever wondered if you should wait to see a physiotherapist? Have you ever wondered why a physiotherapist would be used at a sporting event to assess injuries?
Your mother probably told you this, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent study, however, finds there is a way you can get away with this sedentary behavior!
Historically, this diagnosis has been called plantar fasciitis. The “itis” in that word means inflammation. However, histopathologic studies now show us that inflammation is not a part of the condition we have traditionally labelled plantar fasciitis.
In New South Wales, serious fall injuries are on the rise – up 72% since 2001. Accidental falls are common for Australians age 70+, and the risk of falling rises with age. Interestingly, researchers from the University of Sydney found an easy way for seniors to prevent falls themselves.
When you have a headache, a cold, or an aching back, you’re likely to head out to the pharmacist and pick up some pain meds—maybe some aspirin or ibuprofen. These meds fall into the category of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Did you know that if back pain makes a person miss four to twelve weeks of work, th�at person will have a 40% chance of missing work for the next year?1
The idea that arthritis only affects seniors stands out as one of the biggest misconceptions of the disease. Arthritis occurs more pervasively among adults age 65+, but nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are under age 65.1 Arthritis affects people of all ages