Parkinsons

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Parkinsons is a progressive, neurodegenrative disorder. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough dopamine in their body, as some of their nerve cells have died. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, it helps transfer signals between nerve cells (neurons). It’s more common in people over the age of 50 but younger people can get it. Ageing is not a cause of parkinsons.…

All You Need to Know About Nerves

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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…

How To Improve Your Proprioception

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Proprioception is the body’s awareness of a stimulus relating to, “position, motion and equilibrium”[1]. Proprioceptors, the receptors that are located in our joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue, and inform our brain where that bodily part is and how it’s moving. When we sustain an injury, or if we have a neurological condition, the messages between our proprioceptors and our brain become dysfunctional. To…

10 Ways Physio Can Help Motor Neurone Disease

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There are a number of ways that physiotherapy can help people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – here are 10:   1.  Carry out a full assessment to check your mobility, range of movement of joints and muscles, strength of muscles and discuss / see any particular difficulties you’re experiencing. 2.  Advise on and provide walking aids that will help to…

How Physio Can Provide Ulnar Nerve Pain Relief

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Located within the elbow, the ulnar nerve is vulnerable to all sorts of forces and problems. It passes quite superficially around the bony inner corner of the elbow or ‘funny bone’. There is nothing funny about giving this area a good accidental whack though. It hurts, a lot. Nerves can produce a huge amount of pain and symptoms…

4 Ways to Reduce Your Stress and Reduce Your Pain

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Pain and stress are two different experiences but they are linked. Stress is described as the output of high anxiety, over-work, pressures building within you and a feeling of being overwhelmed. These outgoing feelings can manifest as a raised heart rate, irritability, loss of sleep and many more reported negative symptoms. Pain on the other hand manifests as a feeling we feel in response…

How to Diagnose Nerve Injuries Correctly

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Our nerves need a healthy environment to work properly. This includes easy movement past the other tissues in the body, a good blood supply and lots of oxygen. Nerves don’t like to be compressed, stretched, irritated by inflammatory chemicals or lacking in blood and oxygen supply. With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the median nerve, which has to pass through a very small…

How to Easily Understand Neurodynamics Without Having a Medical Background

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Its every medical professional’s job to steer away from overly medicalised language when explaining a diagnosis to a patient. Ideally, your diagnosis should be explained to you in simple everyday language so that you’re able to fully comprehend your diagnosis. Whether you’ve been told that you have “’adverse neurodynamics” or an “’altered straight leg raise” by your physio or another medical professional, these…

How Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Treated

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) is a musculoskeletal injury that affects the wrist, with the issues and pain being referred into the thumb, fingers and occasionally up the forearm. It originates from a nerve, which travels at the base of the thumb near to the wrist.  The symptoms of CTS usually consist of numbness, pain, and weakness to the fingers of…

Advice: Peripheral Nerve Injuries

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The peripheral nervous system lies outside the central nervous system.  Whereas the central nervous system controls the activities of the body, the peripheral nervous system sends messages from the extremities of the body to the central nervous system.  Peripheral nerve injury is classified as damage to a nerve and its surrounding area without affecting the central spinal cord column, or the root…