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What is Tennis Elbow? – Osteopathy Carlton

What is Tennis Elbow? Lateral Epicondylitis (more commonly known as Tennis Elbow) is a chronic condition where the tendon of the extensor muscles in the forearm becomes inflamed due to overuse.  Pain is felt on the outside part of the elbow, where the tendon attaches...

SPIKEY BALL EXERCISES TO REDUCE MUSCLE TENSION

Using a spikey ball on a regular basis is a great way to maintain flexibility, ease muscle tension and optimise performance. Spikey balls are particularly effective at releasing tightness due to myofascial trigger points.  These are the tight bands and contractions...

BEST EXERCISE TO IMPROVE ROUNDED SHOULDERS

Rounded shoulders, are a part of overall bad posture, and they can get worse if left untreated. 95% of the population spend their time with hunched shoulders over a computer or their phones for the better part of the day. There are a few simple exercises that can help...

TOP 3 MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF STRETCHES YOU CAN DO ANYWHERE

Many people think of stretching and immediately associate it with pre or post-workout, but what about adding in some muscle pain relief stretches during your work day? We are spending a considerable amount of time (approximately 8 hours) seated at our desk during the...

Isometrics: How can it help neck pain?

What is Isometrics? Isometric exercises are contractions of a particular muscle or group of muscles. During isometric exercises, the muscle doesn't noticeably change length and the affected joint doesn't move. Isometric exercises help maintain strength....

7 stages to rehabilitate Shoulder Tendonitis

What Causes Shoulder Tendonitis? The most common cause of shoulder tendonitis is repeated microtrauma to the rotator cuff tendons rather than a specific one-off trauma. Rotator Cuff Impingement, where your rotator cuff tendon impacts against the acromion bone, should...

How to Add Cross Training to Your Workouts

Dedicated training is something to be admired. Many athletes strive for the ability to get up and get out every single day whether it’s for a specific race or event or even, simply driven by a goal. Often that can mean adhering to a training plan based on both...

How to manage a Bulging Disc

What is a Bulging Disc? A bulging disc injury is a common spine injury sustained to your spine's intervertebral disc. It can occur in your lumbar spine (lower back), thoracic spine (upper and mid-back) or your cervical spine (neck). A bulging disc can...

Psoas Syndrome and Low Back Pain

What is the Psoas muscle? Let’s start off by talking about where the Psoas muscle is and what it does. The Psoas muscle group is one of your major hip flexors. Psoas Major attaches to each of the 5 vertebrae in your lower back then travels down and...

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