But don't give up hope! There are a number of strategies to look out for to determine if you have poor posture, and many helpful tips on how to correct it.
To make it easier for you, we have compiled a detailed, easy to refer to guide with all the information you need to know.
Click here to find out more about what you can do to help your posture, which leads into many other natural health benefits.
So why not do the same with your body? Your body cannot be replaced, but can certainly be maintained and improved for optimal wellbeing and health. Regular maintenance with your Myotherapist can give you better quality of life and long term pain relief. If left untreated for long enough, you'll be burdened with significant pain, restriction, loss of muscle tone, stiffness, sleepless nights, and eventually increased costs associated with a poorly maintained body. This can be avoided by having regular treatments with your Myotherapist which is not a luxury but a necessity of LIFE.
Your Myotherapist can decrease the pressure in your muscles and loosen those stiff joints that can cause debilitating pain such as arthritis and many more.
Why not not call your body mechanic (myotherapist) now for a service and reap in ALL the benefits today.
Overuse of the elbow joint causes small tears in the soft tissue, particularly where the tendon attaches to the bone. A tendon is a band of tissue that connects the muscle to the bone. Tears or inflammation of a tendon is referred to as tendinitis, and this can be experienced as an ache or pain the inner or outer elbow (referred to as elbow pain).
Do you suffer Elbow pain?
Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are the two main injuries resulting in elbow pain, with tennis elbow being the most common. In fact, about 1 in 3% of people suffer from tennis or golfer’s elbow.
Symptoms of elbow pain include :
Tennis elbow is a term used to describe a condition where the outside of the elbow becomes painful by overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles. When these muscles are used repeatedly, small tears may develop in the tendon. This eventually leads to discomfort or pain where the tendon is attached to the bone.
Middle aged people are more likely to get Tennis Elbow
Anyone can develop tennis elbow – you do not have to play tennis to get it. The term is named tennis elbow as the repetitive use of the elbow joint resemble the movement used when swinging a tennis racquet.
According to the virtual medical centre, middle-aged adults aged between 40 and 60 are more susceptible to tennis elbow, although it can affect anyone at any age.
Onset tends to be gradual
Some tips to prevent elbow injuries before they happen includes:
If symptoms persist consult your doctor or natural therapist (e.g., myotherapist)
Golfer’s elbow is a term used to describe pain and tenderness on the inner part of the elbow. Overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist can form tears in the tendons, which cause pain and inflammation.
Golfers Elbow effects the inside of the elbow
Similarly to tennis elbow, anyone can get golfer’s elbow – not just those who play golf. It is named golfer’s elbow as the tendon involved in this injury is strained when motioning as if you were swinging a golf club.
Golfer’s elbow is most common in adults above the age of 35, although it can affect anyone at any age.
Do you suffer from knee pain? Did you know knee pain does not only affect sporting people but the aging population as well.
There can be multiple causes of knee pain. Some of these include:-
Due to the shock absorbing nature of the knee, everyday wear and tear can take its toll on the joint. Not to mention the functionality of the knee makes it nearly impossible to immobilise and keep still.
Your knee is designed to absorb the pressure from gravity and your body to move the leg. Under this enormous pressure, the structures of the knee can be compromised. As you would know, it does not take much to dislocate or injure a knee enough and cause copious amounts of pain.
If this is sounds familiar to you or you know someone that does Myotherapy may be your solution.
Treatment for Lower Back Pain Often pain medication is the first option people think about when treating back pain to get quick relief. This may be fine for short term, however until the cause is addressed and treated, the symptoms will continue to appear.
There are many different options for treating back pain, and depending on the cause, a combination of different therapies may be required. Since everybody is different, what works for one person may not work for the next, so it is important to find what works for you.
Trigger Points in Lower Back
Myotherapy is extremely helpful in reducing pain and tension through the body, as when muscles are tight, they can affect posture, and therefore tension throughout the whole body. Tightness through the psoas, quads, rectus abdominus, gluts and diaphragm tend to be muscles that are neglected in treating lower back pain. Working through these soft tissues with your Myotherapy can bring about great results, even after one session.
Risk factors for developing lower back pain
There are certain factors that can increase your risk of developing back pain, or aggravate it once you have it, including:
Self Care for Lower Back Pain If you are suffering lower back pain, these are some of the things that your myotherapist can recommend to you to help, it if you can’t see a Health Professional straight away.
Call your doctor if:
Preventing Lower Back Pain
It is good to take note of what you have been doing (or not doing!) that affects your back pain. Some ways to prevent lower back pain include:
Lower back pain does not have to take over your life. In many cases, there are ways to get the help and support you need, if you choose to find it. If you are suffering from lower back pain, why not try Myotherapy and see for yourself how it can help you. You can make a booking online or you can call us on 9440 9453.
Stretching will enable your body to perform better at day-to-day activities because the muscles are tough, strong and supple for everyday ease of function. By incorporating stretching as a part of your daily routine, you will start feeling better in your body and feel more flexible in your daily movement.
Why do muscles tighten up?
There are many reasons why muscles contract and get shorter, stiff and tight. Some common reasons include:
Benefits of Stretching
As we age, our muscles naturally become shorter and tighter, limiting our overall flexibility. This limitation in movement can create pain, and make you more susceptible to injuries. Did you know regular stretching can:
What stretches should I do?
Your Myotherapist can help you know which are the best stretches for your body. Depending on your imbalances, specific muscle stretches may be required.
When you come in for a session at inner outer health, we will be able to tailor a stretching program for you that is practical and functional, to be incorporated into your daily lifestyle. We may end up giving you one or several stretches specific to your problem/area of pain.
Here are a couple of common areas that we suggest stretching daily:
Chest Stretch (pecs):
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