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Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture for Treating Lateral Elbow Pain

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  Trigger Point Therapy - Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture for treating lateral elbow pain   Lateral Elbow Pain is Often Associated with Trigger Points  Trigger points are really common in the elbow and forearm muscles; this may well be connected to our increased sedentary and technology-based lifestyles. Needless to say, as hands-on therapists, we too often get tense and stiff forearm muscles. Why trigger points? Our body tries to protect us. It wants the trauma to heal and often “switches-of” around “damaged tissue.” Trigger points are a key part of this protect-and-defend mechanism. However, if a problem isn t managed...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

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  Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Stuart Hinds   Nerve Entrapment Syndromes Nerve entrapments are not overly common but well worth exploring as trigger point therapy has been demonstrated to relieve symptoms. In about half the cases of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome for example, studies have shown that clients will usually recover without the need for surgical intervention, and stress the importance of education to help clients avoid provocative movements such as protracted periods of elbow flexion. In these cases, the clients rehabilitation can be greatly assisted with a program of trigger point therapy to help relieve the symptoms whilst the condition is slowly...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Shoulder & Neck Pain

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  Neck Pain and Trigger Points       Trigger points are common in all the main shoulder and neck muscles In fact just about all of us have latent trigger points, usually as a result of poor posture .... one of those simple things that they used to teach in schools but has long ago vanished. Failure to work on your posture and to take simple steps to promote shoulder and neck health will often (increasingly often) lead to active trigger points, and a whole host of potential musculoskeletal injuries as you get older. So if you spend more than 2-3...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Plantaris

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   Trigger Points and Knee Pain - Overview     Trigger points in Plantaris are often associated with "unexplained" pain at the back of the knee Any therapist experienced in treating trigger points will tell you that it's amazing how often a little bit of trigger point knowledge can help identify the cause of "unexplained" pain. A good example is clients who come to us with pain in the back of the knee, sometimes radiating to the back of the calf, and in a few cases radiating all the way down to the big toe. In these cases, the culprit is...

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Trigger Point therapy - Taping Technique for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Stuart Hinds - Taping Technique for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome     PFPS pain is common amongst athletes and those who regularly participate in running and sport  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) typically occurs when the patella rubs on the femur bone underneath. Many experts believe that incorrect tracking or rubbing of the patella over the femur bone is a significant factor and that this results in damage or irritation of the articular cartilage beneath the patella. Common Causes Whilst PFPS can have a number of causes, damage to the cartilage itself cannot directly cause pain because there are no blood vessels or nerves involved. However...

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