Author: In-Line Physio

Most of us take bladder and bowel control for granted - until something goes wrong. The unintended leakage of urine or faeces, significant enough to make it difficult to maintain good hygiene and carry on with our ordinary social and work lives, affects a large number of older adults and it often goes untreated due to the embarrassment issue and a lack of understanding of the fact that it may well be treatable.

Sore following vigorous exercise or playing sport? It is recommended that you do some light activity like a walk or swim when you experience muscle soreness.

For many patients, deciding to have surgery following an injury can be incredibly difficult. The thought of surgery can be daunting, yet ensuring the best outcome for their injury is also important. Here we take the time to weigh up a few of the factors that might influence this decision.

Frozen Shoulder s a condition that affects the shoulder joint with no apparent cause. It is characterised by severe pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It can be extremely debilitating. Physiotherapy also acts to reduce pain while restoring joint movement....

WHAT IS A HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN? The ankle consists of three bones, the tibia, fibula and talus, all held together by thick fibrous ligaments. At the bottom of the leg they form a mortise or hinge joint with the foot. The bottom parts of the tibia and fibula join together and surround the talus in such a way that it is able to hinge forwards and back while providing stability and restricting the side-to-side movements.

Many people use the term Chronic to convey just how excruciating a pain is. However, what the term really means is simply that the pain has been there for longer than three months, even if it’s not very bad. The distinction is made after three months because most injuries to tissues, either muscle, bone or joint has had a chance to heal and resolve by this time.

When icing an injury it is important to cool the injured area, not freeze it. Place some ice or frozen food in a wet towel and apply to the area for 10 minutes.

ARE GROWING PAINS A REAL THING? The short answer is that yes, growing pains are real and usually harmless part of childhood. Though poorly understood, they are recognized as a common phenomenon occurring most often between the ages of 3 and 12. The pain is commonly felt in both legs, particularly at night with no clear cause of pain. As yet no one is able to explain why they happen but growing pains are thought to be a normal response of a growing body as it adapts to new heights, sizes, strengths and skills.