In this article, I am going to talk hip bursitis (trochanteric bursitis), and what you can do, if you are getting these symptoms. Hip bursitis is characterised by discomfort in the hip joint, which may feel like a burning sensation. Other characteristics of hip bursitis include discomfort at night when sleeping, warm feeling in the area of the hip joint and discomfort when you add pressure to the area.
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?
A common phrase I hear from clients is that they have previously been told they “have one leg that is longer than the other”. Naturally this may make us think that we have two legs of different lengths, which can be quite worrying. In a lot of cases though the legs are not actually different sizes, there are factors in the body which makes the appearance of ‘one leg longer’.
Leg length difference can cause a number of symptoms amongst clients I see: lower back pain, knee pain, hip/groin pain, shoulder pain are just a few examples.
In this article we are going to look into why many of us do appear to have ‘one leg longer’. We will look at what this means and what you can do about it.
£558 million pound a year that is how much money Brits waste on not using their gym memberships each year. With one in ten people saying they haven’t used their membership in a year and 21% saying they only went three times in a year, are gym/health club memberships are actually worth it?
In this article we look at whether they are worth it and also look at other options at what we can do instead.
After many years working as a Therapist, Pilates Instructor and Fitness Instructor, one thing I have noticed is that most of us don’t spend enough time trying helping prevent injury. I don’t just mean injury on the sports picture or in the gym, I’m also talking about preventing injury through every day activities, back pain from sitting in the office to long, the dull shoulder ache we have been doing our best to pretend isn’t there.. You get the picture.
Normally we only seek help once it’s a bit too late, when the injury has occurred or when we can’t ignore that dull ache anymore.
One thing I have learnt since being a Manual Therapist & Pilates instructor is that problem is not always where the pain is.
In this article I am going to be looking at how shoulder pain could be caused by your glutes. Although this may sound a little bit odd to begin with, by the end I hope you will be able to see that it is quite straight forward and entirely possible for your glute’s to cause shoulder pain.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!