The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

We have all experienced pain at one time or another, but for those with chronic pain the experience is never-ending and it changes everything. Chronic pain affects more than two-fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living in a constant state of discomfort and agony. It is more common in…

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Did you know… tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes. Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow – is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion. Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket, it’s commonly…

Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

While figuring out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain can be extremely confusing, being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you’re looking for relief. Your SI joint connects your tailbone (sacrum) and your pelvis. It’s very fibrous and has a limited range of motion – just a…

Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff. If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm…

How to Reduce Your Risk of Sports Injuries

How to Reduce Your Risk of Sports Injuries

If you play sports long enough, you are bound to suffer an injury. Here are a few tips to reduce your risk and stay in the game. To an athlete, there’s nothing worse than being sidelined with an injury. Improper training, incorrect stretching routines, and a lack of a good warm-up can lead to an…

Staying Healthy as a Weekend Warrior

Staying Healthy as a Weekend Warrior

Millions of people participate in sport each weekend as a way to stay active and stay connected to their friends… but, inevitably, as we age, the likelihood of an unexpected injury creeps up. So how can you stay healthy as a weekend warrior? Taking proactive steps during the week to stay well can directly impact…

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What Causes Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work. If you’ve dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant. Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking…

The 3 Best Exercises to Avoid Back Pain on The Golf Course

The 3 Best Exercises to Avoid Back Pain on The Golf Course

Back pain, in general, is one of the worst pains you can experience. It affects even the most pedestrian of movements like walking and sleeping, much less doing anything out of the ordinary writes Brian Pena @ Red Birdie Golf our guest contributor. Back pain on the golf course is almost unbearable and can keep even…

Poor sleep leads to back pain

Poor sleep leads to back pain

New research says that poor sleep contributes to back pain. The study looked at what factors caused people to seek medical care for back pain. Poor sleep was top of the list. Most people have the odd sleepless night but for some, poor sleep can cause more back pain. Here we explain why sleep helps…

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Does Covid cause back pain?

Back pain with Covid will feel different. It is likely to feel like a deep, intense pain rather than sharp, stabbing pain that often comes on with a joint or muscle spasm of ordinary back pain. Importantly, Covid back pain is less likely to ease with changes in posture. For instance, ordinary back pain often…