Physio Comes to You Blog

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Throughout our lifetime we will all experience pain at some point. We will have periods of time when we might get ill and feel horrible in ourselves. Pain or illness can be upsetting and make us feel rubbish. Usually this will pass within a short time span and we can then return to our usual activities, quickly forgetting how horrible we felt…

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Pain in the female foot

Pain under the heel can be caused by a number of different reasons. In this blog we will discuss the different causes and discuss how to determine which it might be. Careful Physiotherapy assessment will involve an in-depth assessment your particular set of symptoms to determine what might be causing your pain. Heel pain is very common with…

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knee replacement surgery scar

Swelling can occur for many reasons. It normally presents as an increase in the size of the affected body part or a change in the shape. You might notice heat and pain around the same area but not always. Swelling can be due to a number of different reasons. Often it is not worrying or concerning and can be treated relatively easily. Sometimes it…

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HERNIA OF THE DISC - SLIPPED DISC

This blog of our ‘Basic Anatomy’ series of the body we have been doing discusses intervertebral discs. What are the myths about our intervertebral discs? There are many and varied myths out there about the risks of damage to our intervertebral discs. It can be very worrying to read labels such as ‘slipped disc’ or ‘compressed nerve’ and to not…

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Vector silhouette of a couple.

What is a mobility problem? Mobility problems can occur whatever age or ability you are; ranging from a child to an athlete to an elderly person. Mobility is ability to move – this can be running, walking, moving a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or sticks.  Your mobility may have deteriorated to some degree due an injury,…

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Achilles tendinopathy

Some facts about our tendons They come in varying shapes and sizes within the body They allow smooth movement around corners and are efficient pulleys for the action of our muscles.  Good example of this is our the tendons in our fingers and hands which allow the fine and precise movements we have but within the restricted space of our slim fingers and hands. Tendons…

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Shoulder dislocation

Shoulder dislocation occurs in a large number of people. When they occur they are extremely painful. Recovery is variable and often if one dislocation has occurred then the chances of another occurring are much higher. Dislocations commonly occur in younger, sporty individuals who take part in sports where they use the arm in a large movements that leave the shoulder vulnerable to dislocation. Surgery may…

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Plank with arms straight

Muscles make us move. It’s as simple as that. Well, not really that simple, but the way that muscles can work and how they provide us with the huge number of different movements we are able to do is quite amazing. Muscles are highly vascular (have a great blood supply) – how is this helpful? Ensures good and consistent blood supply providing…

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nerves

The brain interprets messages sent by nerves and nerves can even send messages without you having to think about it. Our nerves travel through and around the rest of the tissues in our body. Without our nerves we would not be able to feel the sensations we do. Think of the following examples: The heat and cold of bath water…

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walking

There are many benefits to walking and it can even help with your niggling aches and pains. That is of course, if you do it properly! If you have pain or were previously injured, even an injury from many, many years ago, do you realise that you may still be walking with an altered gait pattern? For example if you injured your knee, you may walk…

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