We are all probably aware of the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method used for pain and injuries. In this article I am going to look at how the latest research shows us that this method probably isn’t as effective as we thought it once was and will also show you what method we would be better off using.
With back pain, one of the most common recommendations I see out there is that 'tight' hamstring muscles are one the main causes and they need stretching out. In this article I am going to be looking at how effective this actually is, I will be looking at the research carried out into this area and also see if there is anything more effective we can do to help with back pain.
Do you get pain into one side (or sometimes both) of the lower back?
Is it painful when you go from sitting to standing?
Pain when you bend forward?
Then it sounds like your pain could be down to SIJ (Sacroiliac Joint) dysfunction. But what is it and what can we do about it?
One of the biggest reasons people start Pilates is to help some sort of injury or pain. Whether it’s lower back pain, hip pain or shoulder pain, Pilates is often recommended (keep in mind that this is not the only benefit Pilates has though)
Sometimes though things do not go as we have planned. I often get a number of people who see me either in my Pilates classes or my Therapy studio, who have tried Pilates, but has found it causes them more pain than they had before!
In this article we are going to look at reasons why this might happen, and what you can do if it does.
Back pain is one of the main reasons I see people attending Therapy sessions and/or Pilates classes with me.
When you suffer with back pain it can be difficult to know what to do. It is worth knowing that although pain in the back maybe one of the symptoms we suffer, there can be different types of back pain.
In this article we are going to have a look at a few of them.
More often than not when we have back pain, one familiar reason it seems to be put down to is “weak core muscles”. This can be what leads to so many people attending Pilates classes and searching the internet for ‘core’ exercises, however we can often be left disappointed if we find that these “core” exercises do not help our back pain after a period of time.
Have you been told you have a “weak core”? If so then how was this theory proven? What tests why done? Just because we suffer from back pain it shouldn’t be assumed that the ‘core’ is a weak. Sometimes by carrying out ‘core’ exercises to strengthen our assumed weak core we could actually make our back pain worse!
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!