Most of the time, neck pain is acute, results from sudden trauma like a muscle strain or sprain, and heals in a relatively short time. Most are probably due to minor sprains, normal wear and tear, bad posture or overuse. In other instance, it can be chronic and can indicate an underlying problem that requires further treatment.
In normal cases, the neck pain will go away within few days or weeks after applying some pain relieving ointments and sprays. Applying heat to the affected area, gentle tilt, bend or rotating the neck can also help bring down the pain. In case of persisting pain, it is advisable to sought professional help.
What most people call the shoulder is a combination of several joints, combining tendons and muscles that allow wide range of motion to the arm. An injury to the shoulder can be due to manual labor, playing sports, or even by repetitive movement. In certain other cases, illness such as Diabetes can also ring pain to your shoulder. In many cases, shoulder pain can be treated at home. Depending on the cause, Physiotherapy may be necessary.
Applying ice to the shoulder, using an ice bag or towel wrapped in ice, for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day for two to three days can help reduce pain. It is also advisable to use pain-relieving ointments and sprays in case of elevated pain. If the shoulder pain becomes unbearable, irrespective of whether it is an acute or chronic pain, visit a Physiotherapist for expert opinion.
Most elbow pain results from overuse injuries. In certain cases, illness such as arthritis can cause pain in elbows. It may also be due to the condition widely termed as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow
The treatments for elbow disorders depend on the underlying cause. Basic home remedies include keeping an ice pack on the sore area for 15 to 20 minutes at least three times a day, using compression bandage, and keeping your arm elevated. If the elbow pain becomes unbearable, irrespective of whether it is an acute or chronic pain, it is recommended to visit a Physiotherapist for expert opinion.
Most people have back pain at least once in their lifetime. Minor sprains, strains or injuries, or an irritated nerve causes most cases of back pain. In certain cases, illness such as arthritis, tumors or kidney stones can cause back pain. Back pain can come on suddenly and last less than six weeks (acute). Back pain that lasts more than three months is chronic, and calls for professional help.
Use ice pack or heat in case of back pain. Bed rest isn't recommended. It is also advisable to use pain-relieving ointments and sprays in case of elevated pain. In case of chronic pain visit your Physiotherapist. A Physiotherapist can apply a variety of treatments, such as heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and muscle-release techniques to reduce pain.
Sprains or fractures often cause wrist pain. However, wrist pain can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Applying a cold pack, rest, and medications respond to minor sprains and strains. However, if pain and swelling become worse, see your doctor.
Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions including arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee pain
Mild knee pain can often be treated at home. Basic home remedies include keeping a cold pack, taking proper rest, and using compression bandage. While you’re resting, keep your foot elevated.
Ankle pain could be caused by an injury, like a sprain, or by a medical condition, such as arthritis. A sprained ankle often swells and bruises for about seven to fourteen days. However, it may take a few months for a severe injury to heal fully
For immediate at-home treatment of ankle pain, proper rest, ice pack, and compression bandage is recommended. While resting, remember to keep the ankle in elevated position. Once the pain subsides, gently exercise your ankle by rotating it in circles in both directions.
The Arm has a wide and versatile range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.
Arm pain is an incredibly widespread complaint. The source of the problem could be derived from overuse or instability and is characterized by pain localized in the shoulder or deferred to other areas of the arm. Believe it or not, shoulder dysfunction is the second most common musculoskeletal problem seen in physical therapy.