May 16, 2014
Articles, exercise therapy, How to, Injuries
, Causes and Treatment
, Exercises Therapy
, How is it caused
, Prevention Techniques
Sharp shooting pains in the inner side of your shin could be a cause of worry. Indulging in recreational sports or running an extra mile on your very first cardio day at the gym can do more damage than good. The pain that you might experience along the inner edge of your shinbone could be shin splint. The majority of the time when you are feeling shin splints it is the strain of the Tibialis Anterior which is the muscle that lines the inner side of your shin bone. Physical therapy can help you manage and treat this pain in a number of ways.
What is a shin splint?
Shin splint is the instant throbbing pain felt in the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). The injury is commonly observed in runners as repetitive stress on the shin bone causes it. Repetitive trauma to the muscles surrounding the shin bone through sports that involve running or even sprinting during your regular chores may cause it. Pain caused by shin splints is located in the mid region of your leg next to the shinbone. Shin splints though not a serious injury in the beginning, can lead to a compartment syndrome which can cause permanent deformity and disability.
Living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) can be very difficult as it impairs the most basic ability of movement. It is commonly observed that patients suffering from CP have flawed gait, depth perception and balance abilities which make it difficult for them to even move around the house. Physical therapy combined with occupational therapy has proven to be highly effective in managing all these and restoring normal function in patients.
What is gait training?
Gait training is a part of the CP management plan that your physiotherapist and/or rehabilitation therapist will work out for you to improve your motor skills. The training involves a series of exercises mostly repetition of the actual motion performed during walking. The training program can be extensive with a number of assistive equipment like handle bars, walking aides and safety harness used depending on the level of abnormality.
Because of the high mobility observed in the shoulder joint, it has its fair share of commonly observed injuries. Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a common shoulder disorder which hampers mobility in your ball-socket joint, inflicting pain, stiffness and inflammation. Treatment for the disorder is a heavy mix of physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise therapy, medication, massage therapy, chiropractic and in severe cases surgery.
What is frozen shoulder?
Our shoulder joint is a spheroidal joint (ball-socket joint) which has the head of the upper arm bone fit perfectly into the socket of the shoulder blade. Frozen shoulder is caused by formation of scar tissue in the joint leaving no room for movement. The condition is commonly accompanied by pain and inflammation further restricting the range of motion which is reduced by stiffness. The name adhesive capsulitis is derived from Latin words which mean “sticking to the container” and “inflammation”.