Pain Behind Your Kneecap?

Pain Behind Your Kneecap?

Pain Behind Your Kneecap This is a common sensation, particularly if you like sports that involve activities such as running, squatting or jumping. Sports injuries are really only injuries of tissues in your body that happen to occur or to have been caused by doing the repeated activity that your favourite sport may involve. You […]

Is Surgery Really The Answer To Your Back Pain?

Is Surgery Really The Answer To Your Back Pain?

Back Pain and Surgery A new study in Australia in The Conversation AU by Machado, Lin and Harris 2018, has shown that treatment for back pain costs $5 billion Australian per year and this figure is rising annually. Most of this is spent on surgical procedures like spinal fusion. Spinal fusion is an operation whereby […]

Should you use Ice or Heat for Pain? When should you use what?

Should you use Ice or Heat for Pain? When should you use what?

Generally if you have just injured yourself, ice is best, and if you have a longer lasting injury heat is best – particularly for stiff, aching muscles. COLD THERAPY Ice helps to reduce the pain of an acute (just happened) injury. When you injure tissues what happens is that those tissues – whether they are […]

Do You Need To Stand Up Straighter and Look the New Year in the Eye?

  Have people told you that you should ‘stand up straight’ throughout your life? Should you even try? Posture is an area that is fraught with arguments regarding whether or not it is important to ‘Stand up straight’ as if you don’t,  you “will develop pain”. What IS ‘straight’posture anyway? Posture is actually very changeable […]

Is Your New Year Resolution to Exercise? What if  You Can’t Be Bothered!!

  I have written many times on this website about the value of exercise for helping to relieve back, neck and joint pain and maintaining overall health.   I have a confession though – I hate exercising! Well, all that gym stuff anyway! You pay a crazy amount of money to go to a gym […]