Gluteal Tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain in the buttock and hip which can often travel down your leg. This can be from irritation of the hip tendons from doing too much too soon, or too little for too long, which causes them to become painful. Managing this condition should start with avoiding any aggravating activities, settling the pain, then slowly building the strength and endurance of the tendons.
The posterior chain is a group of muscles that run down the back of your body (neck down to your toes), and work together as a team to keep us upright, jump, lift, and run. Training and developing the strength and endurance of these muscles can help reduce and prevent lower back pain.
Calcific Tendinopathy is one of the more unusual conditions we see, and occurs when chalk like substances start developing into crystals within the tendons of the body. Any tendon can be affected, but the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are one of the most common sites. If this ever has to be removed surgically, it comes out like toothpaste!
As many of have returned to working from home, it is important to have a good setup at home to help stay productive and reduce any unnecessary strain on the body. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at Glenorie Health have seen some amazing setups and some really tragic ones. Based on these, here are some recommendations on how you can make your work from home setup better.
Cervical Radiculopathy is a type of neck pain that happens when the nerves specifically become involved, and can often lead to neck pain that can spread down into the shoulders, middle back, arm, hands, and fingers. Some people even get pins and needles, numbness, and weakness in their hands!
Moon boots, also known as Controlled Ankle Motion (CAM) boots, are one of the supportive devices our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors use to help manage foot and ankle conditions like fractures, ligament sprains, and even tendon tears. These work by immobilising the foot, and have the advantage over traditional foot casts because you can take them off to shower, exercise, and even scratch those itches!
Dry Needling is a popular technique used by Chiropractors and Physiotherapists that can be useful for people with neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, and foot pain. Find out how it works, and what conditions Dry Needling can be useful for in this blog post from our Chiropractor Nico Ebilane.
At Dural Health, we are now offering Shockwave Therapy to help better manage people in the Glenorie, Dural, and Arcadia communities with painful tendon conditions. This treatment works by using high energy sound waves that can help break up calcifications in tendons, and encourage the the cells to heal inside.