Archive for December 2017

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What Conditions Can Shockwave Therapy Treat.


Neck Pain (Myofascial pain syndromes)

Shoulder Pain (Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder, subarominal pain syndrome)

Back Pain (Myofascial pain syndromes, idiopathic lowerback pain and pseudoradicular syndromes)

Elbow Pain (Lateral and medial epicondylitis)

Hand Pain (Dupuytrens disease, De Quervain disease, trigger finger and Carpal tunnel syndrome)

Hip Pain (Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome)

Hamstring Pain (Hamstring tendinopathy, insertional)

Knee Pain (Osteoarthritis, patella tip syndrome)

Osgood Schalter Disease

Achilles Pain (Achilles tendinopathy, insertional and mid body)

Heal Pain (Plantarfasciopathy)

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Trigger Point Pain Linked to Childhood Migraines.

Past research has demonstrated that dysfunction in the neck may play a role in the migraine headache process. In this study, researchers applied manual pressure to trigger points and non-trigger points in the trapezius muscle of 26 early adolescents with a history of migraines. Half of the subjects experienced a migraine headache when pressure was applied to a trigger point and none reported a migraine when researchers targeted a non-trigger point on the same muscle. The findings indicate that treatment aimed at resolving trigger points in the neck and upper back may reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. Osteopaths commonly treat trigger points with manual therapy techniques.
European Journal of Pain, September 2017

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Do Sit-Stand Workstations Reduce Back Discomfort?

An analysis of data from twelve published studies regarding sit-stand desks and musculoskeletal discomfort found that workers without back pain who utilized such workstations had a 30-50% reduced risk for back discomfort. The researchers note that further studies are necessary to determine the efficacy of sit-stand workstations for individuals with a history of back pain, as well as the ideal dosage of sit-stand time required to help reduce musculoskeletal pain.
Ergonomics, November 2017

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