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Common Musculoskeletal Conditions, Injuries, self-help and treatment options

The list covers a number of common musculoskeletal and myofasical pain conditions, along with possible causes, prevention, self-help and treatment options.

Source: https://www.totalmsk.co.uk/msk-blog/index.html#mskconditions

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Achilles tendon injuries (Achilles Tendinopathy) - a Myotherapist perspective

Achilles tendon injuries (Achilles Tendinopathy) - a Myotherapist perspective

Achilles tendon injuries are all too common in all kinds of sports, and most runners will have encountered such a problem at some point. It is easy to irritate such injuries, frequently leading to a chronic state. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Achilles Tendinopathy treatment- a Myotherapist perspective

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Plantar fasciitis foot pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Plantar fasciitis foot pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Plantar fasciitis is another common injury. The condition is easily irritated, as most activities involve placing loads through the foot while standing or moving. Most runners are likely to have experienced plantar fasciitis symptoms at some point.The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Plantar fasciitis treatment- a Myotherapists perspective

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Runner's Knee or Rower's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) - a Myotherapist Perspective

Runner's Knee or Rower's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) - a Myotherapist Perspective

Runner's knee / Rower's knee or (Patellofemoral Syndrome) is a fairly common issue. Although some runners get relief from using patella braces, these are not truly addressing the problem's root cause. Knee symptoms frequently arise from other issues. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Runner's Knee or Rower's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) treatment - a Myotherapist Perspective

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Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)) - a Myotherapists perspective

Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)) - a Myotherapists perspective

Confusingly, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is also often known as "Runners's knee". A tight ITB is often the symptom of something else, so stretching this tissue, which is not a muscle makes little sense. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)) treatment - a Myotherapists perspective

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Shin splints pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Shin splints pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Shin splints can prove particularly painful, though other more concerning conditions may have similar symptoms. Although some runners will try to push through the pain of shin splints, a point will occur where this is not possible and not advisable in the first place. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Shin splints treatment - a Myotherapists perspective

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Sports injury prevention, by understanding injury mechanisms - a Myotherapists perspective

Sports injury prevention, by understanding injury mechanisms - a Myotherapists perspective

Having an understanding of injury mechanisms can prove extremely useful in preventing injuries. The following article builds more depth on the basic injury prevention article. Sports injury prevention, by understanding injury mechanisms - a Myotherapists perspective

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Basic running/sports injury prevention strategies - a Myotherapists perspective

Basic running/sports injury prevention strategies - a Myotherapists perspective

The basic running/sports injury prevention article covers some of the factors that can lead to injury and some strategies for injury prevention. There is a more detailed article that covers injury mechanisms in more depth. Basic running/sports injury prevention strategies - a Myotherapists perspective

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Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation and treatment post injury - a Myotherapists perspective

Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation and treatment post injury - a Myotherapists perspective

Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation after an injury is time and effort well spent in terms of injury prevention. The process involves patience and dedication, and one should see a professional before embarking on any form of self-treatment or rehabilitation work. Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation and treatment post injury - a Myotherapists perspective

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Bursitis - Pain affecting the shoulder (subacromial bursitis) and hip (trochanteric bursitis)

Bursitis - Pain affecting the shoulder (subacromial bursitis) and hip (trochanteric bursitis)

Bursitis can affect virtually any joint, though frequently effects the shoulders and hips. There are many possible causes of bursitis and various treatment options. The full article explains more about bursae, joint anatomy, possible causes of bursitis and treatment options. The link to the full article Bursitis Pain touches on shoulder bursitis (subacromial) and of hip bursitis (trochanteric).

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A simple ergonomic home-working laptop of computer setup guide

A simple ergonomic home-working laptop of computer setup guide

Musculoskeletal neck, shoulder and back pain are all too common and often can have a lot to do with how we use our bodies. The covid-19 situation has meant that more people are working from and often far from an ideal home computer or laptop setup. An ergonomic computer workstation setup is achievable with little specialist equipment. The link to the six-step guide explains a simple way to achieve an ergonomic setup at home or work.

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Neck Pain - an MSK therapy perspective

Neck Pain - an MSK therapy perspective

Musculoskeletal Neck pain is widespread and can have varying causes and symptoms. Modern-day living and the increasing use of mobile devices has not helped matters. The link to full article on Neck Pain - an MSK therapy perspective discusses possible causes, relevant neck anatomy, self-help or pain avoidance strategies and possible treatment options.

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Lower Back Pain - an MSK therapy perspective

Lower Back Pain - an MSK therapy perspective

Back Pain is an age-old musculoskeletal problem, which can have many causes, symptoms and thus solutions. The link to the full article explains some complicated spinal anatomy, possible causes of backache, self-help, avoidance strategies and conservative treatment options. Lower Back Pain - an MSK therapy perspective.

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Shoulder pain and Subacromial Bursitis

Shoulder pain and Subacromial Bursitis

Shoulder pain caused by Subacromial Bursitis is one of the most common forms of Bursitis. Many conditions can affect the shoulders, create pain and affect mobility, often with similar symptoms. The subacromial bursa can easily become inflamed for many reasons, which can hugely impact shoulder mobility. The full article on Shoulder Pain and Subacromial Bursitis explains more about the condition, anatomy and treatment options.

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Trauma and Chronic Pain and MSK Therapy perspective

Trauma and Chronic Pain and MSK Therapy perspective

Many conditions can become chronic and painful. Chronic pain tends to start with a trauma, which never fully heals. Injuries only fully recover if the right environment exists to enable healing to occur. Many factors can play a part in providing the correct healing environment. When pain has become chronic, many other factors can play a role in any recovery process. The full article on Chronic Pain takes a more detailed look.