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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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 1

Living with pain on a daily basis can be physically and emotionally exhausting, not just leaving you in severe discomfort but also influencing your mood and overall sense of wellbeing. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there on what to do, or not do, and so much advice that it can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve offering some help. This is the first part of ways of coping.   THE FIRST SKILL: Understanding There…

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LEARN MORE ABOUT TENNIS INJURIES

The tennis season is underway. It’s not just the pros that get injured. Here are a few stats on the most common types of tennis injury, when the injuries occur (training v competition) and how likely they are to recur: If you would like more advice on how to stay injury free, please do get in touch. At the Putney Clinic we have a dedicated sports injury clinic. Email us on info@putneyclinic.co.uk or call 020 8789 3881

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DON’T LET YOURSELF BE SIDELINED BY TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis season has begun and don’t let yourself be sidelined by tennis injuries. Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can start playing from the age of 4, using softer, slower balls and smaller rackets on modified courts to make the game easier and more fun, gradually progressing to regular rackets, balls and courts. Older…

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THE DANGERS OF SITTING TOO MUCH

It turns out that a lack of exercise in our lives is a silent killer. The World Health Organisation lists physical inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for death in adults across the world. The latest research shows when it comes to heart disease, leading a sedentary life is as great a risk factor as smoking and obesity. In fact, inactivity in terms of disease risk, is more dangerous than being overweight. If you spend long periods of time…

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FEELING THE PINCH?

The Stubborn Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Do you get a sharp, debilitating pain in your shoulder when you are performing tasks like brushing your hair, putting on certain clothes or showering? During these movements, where you raise your arm out to the side and then upwards over your head, do you alternate between no pain and pain? For example, during the first part of the moment you don’t feel any pain, and then suddenly your shoulder “catches” and there is sharp…

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SCIATICA – CAUSES & TREATMENTS

Sciatica  – article by Clive Lathey, DO. MSc (Sports Medicine) My experience On the 25th January 1989 I fell 35 feet. The accident happened in Sydney, Australia where between clinic jobs, I  did some part-time work on a construction site. Unfortunately the scaffolding collapsed, resulting in my spending 6 weeks in hospital with 2 spinal vertebral fractures, a disc herniation, 5 broken ribs and extensive bruising. Thanks to a lot of physical therapy treatment and exercise rehabilitation, I returned to…

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SITTING: ARE YOU ADDICTED?

An article originally published in The Times by Helen Rumbelow about the amount of time we spend sitting down during the day. It is a tongue in cheek perspective of someone who spends a great part of the day sitting down, but who would like to get out of that habit. Humour aside, it is does highlight some of the difficulties that arise when attempting to break from the norm. In Scandinavian countries, it is estimated that as many as…

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