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SHOULDER BURSITIS

For over 9 months now I have suffered shoulder bursitis with an agonising deep ache at night making it very difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in or to roll over in bed. 

I have tried Bowen, acupuncture, biomesotherapy (homeopathic saline injections), massage (did help for 1 night), reflexology, B12 spray, Curacumin (did help but I don't like pills), KT Tape strapping and even a bit of self brutality along the way as I got more desperate. 

If you have bursitis you'll know what I mean.

DIZZINESS OR VERTIGO?

I’ve had a few people lately with dizziness and vertigo. There are many causes of these and I can only help with some. It is vital to get checked by a doctor as soon as possible and get a proper medical opinion. A couple of those people were found by the doctor to have nothing obvious wrong. That brings me to some causes I’ve seen that sit a little outside the usual medical realm.

Jaw misalignments and tensionscan cause pressure on the inner ear where our balance mechanisms are housed. Bowen Therapy is quite useful for alleviating jaw tension and misalignment.

FROZEN SHOULDER

I have ALOT of clients coming in lately with a frozen shoulder. Something I have experienced myself with both my shoulders so I can understand how excruciating this condition is and how long it can take to come right untreated.

WHAT CAUSES A FROZEN SHOULDER

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes restriction of motion and pain in the shoulder joint. 

The cause of a frozen shoulder is often unknown, but there are certain people who seem to have a higher likelihood of developing this condition e.

Neck Pain (Wry Neck)

Neck SpasmCharacteristics of Wry Neck

  • A sudden onset of sharp neck pain and restriction of neck movement
  • Pain can be anywhere in the neck extending to the head, shoulder and upper back, usually worse on one side.
    • Difficulty tilting or turning the head to the affected side.
    • The head is often tilted away from the affected side slightly and the patient is unable to correct the faulty posture themselves due to pain and muscle spasm.
    • Palpable neck spasms on the affected side.
    • Pain and movement restriction will usually resolve in under a week with treatment.

Repetitive Strained Injury (RSI)

What is RSI?

RSI is the name given to a group of injuries affecting the muscles, tendons and nerves primarily of the neck and upper limbs.

RSI powerlifterThere are two types of RSI:-

  • Specific Named Conditions - these include tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tennis elbow, De Quervain's Syndrome, etc.
  • Diffuse RSI - this is where there is no clear-cut diagnosis but a range of symptoms exist. Sometimes it is known as non-specific pain syndrome.

Symptoms?

The overriding general symptom of a repetitive strain injury is pain

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome & Bowen

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a widely known entrapment neuropathy in which the body'speripheralnerves are compressedor traumatized

Carpel TunnelIt occurs when themedian nerve,which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. [The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (except the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move.]

There is sometimes thickening from irritated tendons or other

Bursitis and Tendinitis

What Are Bursitis and Tendinitis?
Bursitis and tendinitis are both common conditions that cause swelling around muscles and bones. They occur most often in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle.
A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and other moving body parts such as muscles, tendons, or skin. Bursae are found throughout the body. 

Bursitis occurs when a bursa becomes swollen.

tendonitisA tendon is a flexible band of tissue that connects muscles to bones. Tendons can be small, like those found in the hand or ankle, or large, like the Achilles tendon in the heel.
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