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PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

There are over a million asthma sufferers of all ages in Britain and hay fever is at least twice as common. These facts underline the importance of allergies to the nation’s health, and yet the problem is greater than this since there is growing evidence that asthma and allergies getting commoner. Extensive studies in general practice have shown that the number of people attending their doctors for treatment for both asthma and hay fever has doubled in the last 10…

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All you need to know about MRI scans

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MRI SCANS

BY CLIVE LATHEY, D.O MSC (SPORTS MEDICINE) Musculoskeletal pain (back, neck and other joints), can be very acute and debilitating; resulting in fear and anxiety. As a consequence, patients often request MRI scans in the belief that it is going to be an important part of their treatment. While MRI scans are a “gold standard” diagnostic investigation, there are guidelines concerning their appropriate use. History of MRI scans MRI scans were developed in the 1970s and 1980s as a medical…

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How yoga can help with tennis injuries

HOW YOGA CAN HELP WITH TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis is a sport that combines strength, endurance and has explosive unpredictable complex patterns. Common injuries often associated with recreational tennis include: rotator cuff tendinopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons) and tennis elbow (ECRB). As well as this, there is a host of other back and knee injuries. In this post, we will look at how yoga can help with tennis injuries. HOW CAN YOGA HELP? The shortening of muscles and lack of adequate strength is a…

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 3 COPING

In part 1 of our blog post on skills to cope with chronic pain, we talked about the skills of understanding, acceptance and calming, in part 2 we discussed balancing and in this post we are going to cover the fifth skill – coping. THE FIFTH SKILL: Coping That is, having tips, techniques, and plans to use when the pain is bad. You need more than just taking pain medication at these times. Distraction & visualisation It sounds simple but…

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 2 BALANCING

In part 1 of our blog post on skills to cope with chronic pain, we talked about the skills of understanding, acceptance and calming. In this post we are discussing the fourth skill – balancing. THE FOURTH SKILL: Balancing You need to create a balanced and sustainable lifestyle, which will require some tools. Patients with pain who describe themselves as being successful in managing their pain all report that they have developed a pattern of living that works for them,…

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