July 19, 2014
Articles, exercise therapy, How to, Injuries
, Kinesio Taping Method
, Kinesiology Tape Help?
, Kinesiology Taping for Athletic Injuries
, Physical Therapy
, Shoulder Bursitis
, Treating Shoulder Bursitis
, Whiplash Injury
Shoulder pain is a very common complaint and the diagnosis and management of shoulder injuries is one of the most challenging areas of musculoskeletal medicine.
The shoulder is a complex and relatively unstable joint that every person uses extensively on a daily basis. Every time you wash your hair in the shower or reach up into a cupboard you’re aggravating the condition. Athletes in the course of a practice or competition may tweak a shoulder and strain hundreds of times. Consequently, what started as a minor strain can easily become a chronic problem. Conditions leading to shoulder pain include dislocation, separation, tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff, and impingement Syndrome. Read more
Whiplash is one of the most commonly occurring injuries in developed nations. Whiplash injury is observed mostly in motor vehicle accident victims where the vehicle is hit from behind. Whiplash is a common term for a number of injuries arising from the overstretching of the cervical paraspinal muscles. Whiplash injuries have been observed since the time cars were non-existent. Then rail accidents were a major cause of the injury and it was called as rail-road spine. Whiplash injury is on the rise with rise in road accidents.
The time taken to recover from the injury can be a few months to a couple of years. But with kinesio taping you can reduce this recovery period significantly. Here is a simple method to tape your neck injury.
During the initial acute phase (upto 72 hours)
In the initial phase of the injury two fan strips are applied for lymphatic correction. The two fan strips are placed such that they form a crisscross pattern over the injured area.
The sudden jerks you receive in the neck, mostly during accidents or extreme adventure sports causes the neck muscles and ligaments to tear apart. This neck injury is more commonly known as whiplash or, in medical terms, Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration (CAD). The injury mostly occurs during motor vehicle accidents which are caused by impact to the rear end. The injury was first noted in early 1900’s and then was known as the railroad spine as there were no cars then.
Exercises for recovery
Though the time taken for recovery differs from patient to patient, you can practice the following exercises to get some relief. Be sure to consult with your physical therapist or exercise therapist before starting with any of the following exercises.
Exercise #1: Rotation
Be seated with correct spinal position. Gently turn your back to the left, rotating your neck as far as possible without any pain. Hold this position for 3-5 seconds and repeat for the opposite side. Make 8-10 repetitions for each side per set and try to stretch a little more than before.