Worried About Your Pain? – Red Flags to Look Out For

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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…

All you need to know about your Intervertebral Discs

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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…

All you need to know about Tendons

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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…

All You Need to Know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition, which predominantly affects the joints of the spine, hip joints and sacroiliac joint (joints within the pelvis). There is a higher prevalence of AS in men, and symptoms normally start to show around the age of 20-30. Most patients diagnosed with AS have complained of back pain or pelvic pain for quite a few years before a…

Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Rheumatology Conditions

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Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for long-term management of rheumatology conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia.  In this blog post, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne Plenge explains the top reasons why hydrotherapy is so effective.   Buoyancy The ‘upward push’ of the water on a human body means that we are lighter in the water than we are walking around on land. This can…

Should My Physio Treatment be Painful?

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Our Bristol Manager and physio Leanne Plenge clarifies whether there is actually any truth in the ‘no pain no gain’ cliché, and whether the exercises your physio prescribes should be painful.  In the years I have been practicing as a physio I have heard the statement no pain no gain many times.  Sometimes from behind the curtain as another physio suggests this to…

Do You Suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term, which includes any condition resulting in repetitive forceful exertions. It includes carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and trigger finger. RSI is a condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent through our western society, especially with the abundance of technology, including laptops, games consoles and mobile phones. This is shown by the…

Cervical Problems and The Role of Physio

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The cervical spine is the technical name for the vertebrae that make up your neck.  You may experience radicular neck pain (pain which radiates along the nerves in your neck) or myelopathy (spinal cord) problems in this area.  Consultants such as Mr Jason Harvey, commonly deal with patients suffering from radiculopathy.  This is set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work…

What Everybody Ought to Know About Whiplash

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Whiplash is an experience that many people suffer following many different types of accidents, but it is most greatly associated with rear-contact road traffic injuries.  Whiplash is a particularly controversial subject in the world of medicine.  Often the diagnosis of whiplash is more disabling for the patient and rather than allowing the patient to move forward and progress their rehabilitation after the diagnostic period,…

Are you Sitting Comfortably? Perhaps for Now, But it May not be the Best for your Spine!

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We can all be guilty of adopting poor posture, whether that’s sitting in your office chair, hunched over your laptop, or doing a million and one things whist cradling the phone between your neck and shoulder.  Or how about the heavy bag you’re carrying around every day, with all of your “essentials” in there?  Or even picking up your baby or young children? How…