How to Prevent Common Office Injuries

If you think only manual workers are susceptible to workplace injuries, think again. Even employees who work at air-conditioned corporate offices may suffer a range of workplace injuries. Poor ergonomics, inadequate lighting, and unhygienic office environment are common causes of some office injuries. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent most of these injuries. All you need is to identify the ergonomic issues at your office and take the right steps to rectify the problems. For instance, if a majority of your employees are suffering chronic neck pain or back pain, you may want to talk to a physiotherapy expert to find out where the problem is. Here are some tips on how to prevent three most common office injuries.

1. Slips, falls and trips

Slips, falls and trips account for a major percentage of workplace accidents. You may trip over loose wires or open drawers, slip on a wet floor or a loose carpet, and may even fall while using chairs as a ladder. Slip, fall, and trip injuries can be avoided to a large extent, if you can take some precautions. For instance, you can use safety signs for wet floors, fix any loose wires, keep the walkways clear, and use a proper ladder. Raising awareness among employees and encouraging them to put the right things in the right place can go a long way to help prevent or at least reduce the number of slip, trip, and fall injuries at office.

2. Ergonomic injuries

Most employees today spend long hours working on computers. Many of them experience chronic pain in the neck, back and arms due to bad workstation ergonomics. Sitting at an uncomfortable chair, not using height adjustable desks and keyboards, and not taking regular breaks are some common causes of ergonomic injuries. While physiotherapy treatment ensures speedy recovery from these injuries, it is always a good idea to resolve the problem from its root. Some physiotherapy clinics provide special programs to help identify the causes of ergonomic hazards at office and provide advice on how to improve your workstation setup. Some companies even conduct display screen equipment (DSE) risk assessment and lists down the best practices for using DSE.

Often, employees themselves can take steps to prevent ergonomic injuries. For instance, they should sit at a natural, relaxed posture; keep the computer screen at eye level and the elbows at 90-degree angle with the arms. It is also important to make sure that your thighs remain horizontal and your feet remain flat while you are sitting at your work desk.

3. Eye strain

Looking constantly at the computer screen often cause eye strains. It is advisable that you should take a break for at least five minutes every hour. If possible, splash cold water onto your eyes during the break. Another good idea would be to use anti-glare computer screens. Also, you should reduce the screen glare and increase the font size of computer texts to prevent eyestrain. In addition, consider undergoing eye tests at frequent intervals to detect any early signs of eye problems.

 

Types of Ankle Injuries

Most people have suffered an ankle injury at some point in their life. However, the severity and consequences of all ankle injuries are not the same. If the pain does not go away after first aid and rest, you should visit a physiotherapy clinic for a proper diagnosis. Medical experts can quickly identify the type of injury you’ve had and recommend a treatment option accordingly.

Ankle anatomy

There are actually two joints in the ankle, with one of them responsible for the up-and-down movements and another helping in the side-to-side movements of the feet. The main ankle joint, which helps move the feet up and down, is the meeting point of three bones – the tibia, fibula and the talus. In addition, there are ligaments to hold the bones and tendons that connect the bones to the muscles. Depending on which element of the ankle has been injured, there are different types of ankle injuries. Here’s a look at some common types.

Sprain

An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments in the ankle get damaged or torn. This is often caused by excessive stretching of the ligaments. For instance, when playing football, you may be tackled harshly, resulting in your ankle turning outward and your foot rolling inward. You can also get an ankle sprain from falling, jumping, tripping and any sudden force on the ankle. Common symptoms of ankle sprain include severe pain, swelling and bruising.

Fracture

 A fracture injury occurs when one of the bones in the ankle gets broken. This could be serious and may even require undergoing an immediate surgery. You should see a doctor at the earliest possible to minimize the extent of the damage.

Strain

This type of ankle injury occurs when the tendons in the ankle gets damaged. Tendon injuries may range from microscopic tears to more serious ruptures. Common symptoms include inflammation and pain.

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?

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If you are older than 40 years and experiencing shoulder stiffness or pain during shoulder movements, it could be a case of frozen shoulder.  Clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, this shoulder condition occurs when the shoulder capsule thickens or becomes swollen, causing difficulty in usual shoulder movements.

Pain during shoulder movement is the first sign of frozen shoulder. Other common symptoms include a feeling of tightness in the shoulder area and pain on the backend of the wrist. Physiotherapy treatment can help cure frozen shoulder, although doctors cannot always identify the cause behind this condition.

However, most cases of frozen shoulder develop due to a long period of shoulder inactivity. Here are some common factors responsible for frozen shoulder.

Injury or surgery

After a serious injury or after undergoing a surgery on your arm or shoulder, you may have to immobilize the shoulder area for a few weeks or months. This can result in frozen shoulder due to a long period of inactivity.

Diabetes

Diabetes patients are twice more likely to develop a frozen shoulder, according to recent studies. The reason for this is not known, but medical experts say that diabetes can greatly increase the risk of getting this condition in both shoulders. If you have diabetes, you should seek medical advice regularly and make sure that the condition is under control.

Age

Women are more susceptible than men to suffer this condition. Also, people ages between 40 and 70 are more likely to have a frozen shoulder, says recent studies.

Medical history

Apart from diabetes, several other medical conditions can increase your risk of getting a frozen shoulder. For instance, patients with a history of heart diseases, breast cancer, thyroid problems, tuberculosis, Parkinson's disease and lung diseases are at a greater risk of developing this condition. You may also suffer this condition along with other shoulder conditions, such as, rotator cuff tear and calcific tendonitis.  

Treatment Options for Frozen Shoulder

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Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a medical condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder and limits your normal shoulder movements. The condition develops gradually and takes a long time to cure. Some cases of frozen shoulder may require years of treatment for permanent cure. However, not all cases of frozen shoulder need similar treatments. Depending on the severity of your problem, you may respond to medicines, physiotherapy, injections or a combination of different treatment methods. Let’s take a look at some major treatment options for frozen shoulder.

Self help

Some self-help treatments, such as, applying heat or ice pack in the affected area may work well at the initial stage. Try applying heat or ice pack for 20 minutes at frequent intervals throughout a day. If the condition does not improve in two days, you should not delay any further and seek medical attention.

Pain killers

Doctors usually start the treatment with pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs, such as, paracetamol and ibuprofen. This should help reduce the pain and inflammation. However, some of these drugs may have negative side effects. You should not consume them without consulting your doctor.

Injections

If the pain is severe, your doctor may even prescribe you a corticosteroid injection. This also has side effects and thus should be taken under the guidance of medical experts.

Exercising

In some cases of frozen shoulder, exercising can be quite useful. You can start with simple exercises and gradually try more physically demanding exercises. Make sure you do any exercises under the instructions of your doctor or physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists can quickly locate the problem area and provide you massages for quick recovery. They use a number of techniques, including stretching exercises, thermotherapy, massaging and acupuncture to help you get rid of the problem permanently. For best results, make sure that you seek treatment from a reliable physiotherapy clinic in your area.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

The knee carries the full weight of your body and any additional pressure from running or jumping. As such, this part of the leg is susceptible to injuries. Symptoms of knee pain may vary depending on the location of the injury. For instance, you can hurt your knee bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons or cartilage. You can also get a knee pain from degenerative tissue disorders due to aging. Before you visit a physiotherapy clinic for knee treatment, you may want to know the common causes of knee pain. 

Injury to ligaments

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) are the three main ligaments in the knee. Sudden injury to the knee may damage any of the above ligaments, causing severe knee pain.

Injury to tendons

Excessive use of the tendons in the knee may result in tendinitis. Common symptoms include pain in the frontal part of the knee joint, especially when walking uphill and taking stairs. Athletes are susceptible to this type of knee injury.

Bursitis

Repetitive knee movements can cause inflammation in the bursae, a condition clinically known as bursitis. This is one of the common causes of knee pain among those who often participate in kneeling activities, such as, military training, carpet layering and playing football.

Injury to the cartilage

The rubbery tissues and cartilage called the meniscus sits between the shinbone and the thighbone and works as a shock absorber. A sudden twisting motion of the knee, for instance, while being roughly tackled in football, may tear apart the cartilage, causing severe knee pain and inflammation.

Bone fracture

The knee bones can be fractured from a car accident or any sudden forceful collision. This type of injury requires immediate medical attention and often requires surgical treatment.

Knee pain can also be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or any other degenerative tissue disorders. Your doctor may recommend you X-ray or other tests for a proper diagnosis.

 

Treatment Options for Knee Pain

Causes of knee pain vary widely, so do the treatments for knee pain. Most treatment methods work by reducing pain and inflammation, while some methods, such as, physiotherapy focus more on strengthening the muscles around the knee area. Let’s take a close look at the major treatment options for knee pain.

PRICE therapy

Minor knee injuries can be treated with PRICE therapy. PRICE stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. You need to protect your knee from any further injury, take enough rest, apply ice packs on the affected area, compress the area using a sling and elevate the leg whenever possible to help reduce swelling. All these steps can be taken at home, before you even contact your doctor.

Medicines

If the pain worsens despite the home care, you should see a doctor or physiotherapist. Your doctor will usually try to find out the root cause of the pain through medical tests. Meanwhile, you may be asked to consume some anti-inflammatory pain killers.

Injections

If oral medications do not work, your doctor may recommend you Corticosteroid injections. This should help alleviate the pain and inflammation quickly. However, some of these medications and injections trigger negative side effects and may not be suitable for all. You should use them only under the instruction of your doctor.

Physiotherapy

Most cases of knee pain can be treated with physical therapy. Depending of the nature and location of the pain, your physiotherapist may recommend you light exercises, mainly to help strengthen the muscles on the quadriceps and hamstrings. Massaging can help cure some cases of knee pain. Make sure you get any massage from a certified physiotherapist. Remember, massages done in wrong techniques can do more harm than good.

Serious cases of knee injury caused by bone fracture often require immediate surgery. However, most other cases can be treated with non-surgical methods, such as, physiotherapy.

Causes and Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow

Although not as prevalent as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow affects thousands of people every year. Both conditions causes pain in the elbow area, with the only difference that golfer’s elbow affects the tendons on the inside rather than the outside of your elbow. The medical term for golfer’s elbow is medial epicondylitis and the condition is also sometimes referred to as throwers elbow. Physiotherapy is perhaps the best treatment for this condition. But before you seek any treatment, you should diagnose the real cause of your elbow pain. Here are some common causes and symptoms of golfer’s elbow.

Causes

Forceful gripping or repetitive twisting of the wrist can damage the tendons attaching the upper arm bone to the forearm muscles, and hence cause golfer’s elbow. Golf players often need to grip the golf stick tight and hit the golf ball forcefully with a twist of the wrist. However, not only golfers but tennis players and baseball players can also get a golfer’s elbow for forceful wrist and finger motions. You can also get this condition from throwing, weight training, hammering, painting and even cooking.

Symptoms

Pain on the bony bump inside of your elbow is the most common symptom. The pain worsens when you try to grip an object, flex your fingers or perform any twisting actions with the wrist. In some cases, the pain may radiate down into the forearm. You may also experience stiffness and numbness in the elbow area and weakness of the arm or hand. Depending on how you got the injury, the pain can appear suddenly, intermittently or gradually.

Most cases of golfer’s elbow will heal naturally with resting and other home treatments, such as, applying ice to the affected area and taking painkiller medicines. If the condition does not improve after a few days, consider visiting a physiotherapy clinic for proper treatment.

 

FAQs about Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a medical condition that affects the outside of the elbow. Most cases of tennis elbow can be treated with non-surgical treatment methods, such as, applying ice, resting, and taking anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain does not go away after a few days, you should visit a physiotherapy clinic for proper diagnosis. Read on to find answers to some commonly asked questions about tennis elbow.

Can non-tennis players get tennis elbow?

You do not necessarily have to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow. Anyone who overuses their muscles around the elbow can get this condition. Forceful gripping and twisting the wrist could also lead to tennis elbow. For instance, you can get a tennis elbow from playing badminton or squash, weight lifting, painting, carpentry and even typing.

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

Common symptoms include pain and numbness on the outside of your elbow. In some cases, the pain radiates down into the forearm and wrist. This may affect your normal activities, such as, shaking hands, gripping or lifting objects, opening doors and raising your hand above the shoulder.

What differentiates tennis elbow from golfer’s elbow?

While tennis elbow causes pain in the outside of your elbow, golfer’s elbow affects the inside of your elbow.

How is it diagnosed?

For proper diagnosis, you should visit a physiotherapy clinic. Your physiotherapist will tell you to move your hand in different directions to see where it hurts. At this stage, your doctor may also ask you about your medical history and profession. This should help your doctor to successfully diagnose the root of the pain. In some cases, however, you may need to undergo an X-ray other tests.

Is surgical treatment for tennis elbow ever recommended?

Most cases of tennis elbow do not need surgical treatment. However, if the pain continues to worsen despite non-surgical treatments, your doctor may recommend a surgery to remove the damaged part of the tendons.

 

“Text neck”… A Global Epidemic

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As a physiotherapist, I see many neck and lower back cases.  An increasing number of these spinal cases are children coming in, together with their concerned parents, often trying to understand why their young child has neck pain, lower back pain or both!  It’s not just my observation, but also a growing trend across the globe that shows that younger and younger patients are seeking treatment for spinal pain.  To make matters worse, this problem doesn’t look like it’s going to resolve on its own, or anytime soon.  

 

 

Mobile Devices Quite recently, the term “text neck” was coined.  It describes the curvature of the spine caused by the hunching back that people have, particularly after spending many hours bent over their phones.  Thanks to the advances of technology and uses of smart phones and tablets, now our society is literally experiencing an epidemic of back and neck problems!    People spend an average of 2-4 hours a day with their heads titled down at their handphones, according to a recent study in 2014.  In addition, young children may spend up to 5,000 hours a year looking at their phones.    TEXT NECK - Caused by bending over electronic devices for several hours a day. - It is an epidemic. - Across the globe, it is on the rise in young children and teenagers. - Quite recently, the global audience has been engaged through social media and news, giving us greater awareness. - It involves putting the spinal cord or spinal nerves in a compromised position. - Text neck can change our body structure (such as the spine and spinal cord, muscles, ligaments) and in advanced cases, lead to irreversible spinal damage, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.  

Mobile Devices

Quite recently, the term “text neck” was coined.  It describes the curvature of the spine caused by the hunching back that people have, particularly after spending many hours bent over their phones.  Thanks to the advances of technology and uses of smart phones and tablets, now our society is literally experiencing an epidemic of back and neck problems! 

 

People spend an average of 2-4 hours a day with their heads titled down at their handphones, according to a recent study in 2014.  In addition, young children may spend up to 5,000 hours a year looking at their phones. 

 

TEXT NECK

- Caused by bending over electronic devices for several hours a day.

- It is an epidemic.

- Across the globe, it is on the rise in young children and teenagers.

- Quite recently, the global audience has been engaged through social media and news, giving us greater awareness.

- It involves putting the spinal cord or spinal nerves in a compromised position.

- Text neck can change our body structure (such as the spine and spinal cord, muscles, ligaments) and in advanced cases, lead to irreversible spinal damage, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

 

X ray image (left): Normal postural alignment of the neck - cervical spine X ray image (right): Excessive curvature of the neck - cervical spine  

X ray image (left): Normal postural alignment of the neck - cervical spine

X ray image (right): Excessive curvature of the neck - cervical spine

 

Common Ailments · Pain or stiffness, commonly in the neck or back.  ·  Muscle spasms, commonly in the shoulder, neck or back.  ·  Neurological symptoms, commonly in the form of radiating pain or numbness may be present in the arm to the hand. · Headaches, commonly present with stress, tension or an increased work load.   For those who wish to understand more about text neck, I’ve provided further information in the “Physio Fact” [link with section below] section below.   Or you may skip to the end of this article, where I have recommended some “Basic Postural Exercises” [link with section below] that should help with reversing simple neck pains associated with text neck and is great for overall postural alignment. Physio Fact #1:  Your Head is Like a Bowling Ball - If you’re like most of us reading this on your screen, and much of your waking hours is in front of your mobile, laptop or computer – ie., at work, school or home - likely your posture has caused you some discomfort or pain, at one time or another.  - So when you’re looking at a mobile device, that bowling ball – oops, excuse me – that head that weighs about 12 pounds, can place about 60 pounds of strain on the neck (refer to illustration 1) which is often held in a prolonged posture [link with section below]. This has been recognized as the leading cause of text neck.              

Common Ailments

· Pain or stiffness, commonly in the neck or back. 

·  Muscle spasms, commonly in the shoulder, neck or back. 

·  Neurological symptoms, commonly in the form of radiating pain or numbness may be present in the arm to the hand.

· Headaches, commonly present with stress, tension or an increased work load. 

 For those who wish to understand more about text neck, I’ve provided further information in the “Physio Fact[link with section below] section below.   Or you may skip to the end of this article, where I have recommended some “Basic Postural Exercises [link with section below] that should help with reversing simple neck pains associated with text neck and is great for overall postural alignment.

Physio Fact #1:  Your Head is Like a Bowling Ball

- If you’re like most of us reading this on your screen, and much of your waking hours is in front of your mobile, laptop or computer – ie., at work, school or home - likely your posture has caused you some discomfort or pain, at one time or another. 

- So when you’re looking at a mobile device, that bowling ball – oops, excuse me – that head that weighs about 12 pounds, can place about 60 pounds of strain on the neck (refer to illustration 1) which is often held in a prolonged posture [link with section below]. This has been recognized as the leading cause of text neck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration 1 (Taken from Dr Kenneth K. Hansraj, N.Y. Spine Surgery & Rehabilitative Medicine).  The head weighs around 10 to 12 lbs in sitting or standing.  When the spine is bent forward at various degrees, weight is added on.  An adult head weighs  approximately 8 percent of a person’s body weight – that’s about 10-12 pounds when held in the neutral position.  At 15 degrees, 27 pounds is added to the spine. At 30 degrees, 40 pounds is added and at 45 degrees, 49 pounds is put against the neck.  Physio Fact #2:  Text neck is a Pain in the Neck!   ·         Over the course of the day – for months, years or decades - most people tend to neglect their posture.  This is of course, because people don’t see themselves looking down at their hand held devices and their relatives, friends or acquaintances are too courteous to point out their poor posture (or could it be they are also on their mobile devices?)   ·         At work, home or play - for hours on end - anything less than an optimal posture will commonly aggravate pain or symptoms in the neck or back.   Physio Fact #2:  Text neck is a Pain in the Neck! ·         The most basic way of understanding this, is that the supporting structures in the front of our neck will become tight and the structures at the back of our neck, become overstretched.  ·         Structural changes will show in the muscles, ligaments and discs supporting the spine, and mostly is unnoticeable to the untrained eye. ·         Many people self-correct their posture when they are in front of the mirror.  However, this is only for a fraction of their daily life.      Physio Fact #3: Text neck is Reversible! - It can be progressive.  It can also be reversible. Generally, the earlier you seek proper treatment, the better.  - To ease less serious symptoms, sometimes just having some postural awareness and doing some postural exercise, is all that is needed.   Degenerative Changes Degenerative changes in the spine (that normally occur with progressing age), now show earlier on X Rays or MRI films (refer to illustration 2) [link with section ABOVE].  These changes have been known to be closely associated with 1) referred pain, 2) numbness and 3) irreversible nerve damage… a big and serious “pain in the neck”! [link with “Pain in the neck” section ABOVE] Don’t wait for these changes to happen!   

Illustration 1 (Taken from Dr Kenneth K. Hansraj, N.Y. Spine Surgery & Rehabilitative Medicine).  The head weighs around 10 to 12 lbs in sitting or standing.  When the spine is bent forward at various degrees, weight is added on.  An adult head weighs  approximately 8 percent of a person’s body weight – that’s about 10-12 pounds when held in the neutral position.  At 15 degrees, 27 pounds is added to the spine. At 30 degrees, 40 pounds is added and at 45 degrees, 49 pounds is put against the neck. 

Physio Fact #2:  Text neck is a Pain in the Neck!

 

·         Over the course of the day – for months, years or decades - most people tend to neglect their posture.  This is of course, because people don’t see themselves looking down at their hand held devices and their relatives, friends or acquaintances are too courteous to point out their poor posture (or could it be they are also on their mobile devices?)

 

·         At work, home or play - for hours on end - anything less than an optimal posture will commonly aggravate pain or symptoms in the neck or back.

 

Physio Fact #2:  Text neck is a Pain in the Neck!

·         The most basic way of understanding this, is that the supporting structures in the front of our neck will become tight and the structures at the back of our neck, become overstretched. 

·         Structural changes will show in the muscles, ligaments and discs supporting the spine, and mostly is unnoticeable to the untrained eye.

·         Many people self-correct their posture when they are in front of the mirror.  However, this is only for a fraction of their daily life. 

 

 

Physio Fact #3: Text neck is Reversible!

- It can be progressive.  It can also be reversible. Generally, the earlier you seek proper treatment, the better. 

- To ease less serious symptoms, sometimes just having some postural awareness and doing some postural exercise, is all that is needed.

 

Degenerative Changes

Degenerative changes in the spine (that normally occur with progressing age), now show earlier on X Rays or MRI films (refer to illustration 2) [link with section ABOVE]These changes have been known to be closely associated with 1) referred pain, 2) numbness and 3) irreversible nerve damage… a big and serious “pain in the neck”! [link with “Pain in the neck” section ABOVE] Don’t wait for these changes to happen! 

 

Illustration 2: Degenerative changes that typically occur with progressing age, is now not uncommon in younger ages   Take Control and Make Some Changes First! 1.    Hold your phone to eye level that can help better align your posture. 2.    Change positions when texting and place the phone away after every 20 to 30 minutes. 3.    Adopt a good posture, with your shoulders relaxed and your body aligned in a neutral position. 4.    Exercise throughout the day, paying particular attention to arch the neck and upper back backward to stretch and ease muscle tension. 5.    General fitness will help your body maintain strength and flexibility and may be less prone to text neck. 6.    Setting up your work station so that you are looking forward and your head aligned in a neutral position should help reduce symptoms of text neck.  If it doesn't, your symptoms could be other issues such as having a tight neck or back structures, muscular fatigue or other ergonomic issues.  Your physiotherapist can advise you, based on your working conditions and lifestyle. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Text neck is reversible if detected and managed early with awareness, exercise and physiotherapy!    The Three Basic Postural Exercises  [link with section below].  that I’ve included (below) are often prescribed to those patients that benefit from postural training.  When done correctly, these exercises alone can help relieve and manage simple neck pain.   However, if these exercises cause you anything more than an aching, muscular discomfort, please stop and consult your physician.    Three Basic Postural Exercises  If you have a medical condition, or are already in pain and it is severe, or if the above exercises aggravate your pain further, you should always consult with your orthopedic doctor, physiotherapy clinic or physiotherapist.       

Illustration 2: Degenerative changes that typically occur with progressing age, is now not uncommon in younger ages

 

Take Control and Make Some Changes First!

1.    Hold your phone to eye level that can help better align your posture.

2.    Change positions when texting and place the phone away after every 20 to 30 minutes.

3.    Adopt a good posture, with your shoulders relaxed and your body aligned in a neutral position.

4.    Exercise throughout the day, paying particular attention to arch the neck and upper back backward to stretch and ease muscle tension.

5.    General fitness will help your body maintain strength and flexibility and may be less prone to text neck.

6.    Setting up your work station so that you are looking forward and your head aligned in a neutral position should help reduce symptoms of text neck.  If it doesn't, your symptoms could be other issues such as having a tight neck or back structures, muscular fatigue or other ergonomic issues.  Your physiotherapist can advise you, based on your working conditions and lifestyle.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Text neck is reversible if detected and managed early with awareness, exercise and physiotherapy! 

 

The Three Basic Postural Exercises  [link with section below]that I’ve included (below) are often prescribed to those patients that benefit from postural training.  When done correctly, these exercises alone can help relieve and manage simple neck pain. 

 However, if these exercises cause you anything more than an aching, muscular discomfort, please stop and consult your physician. 

 

Three Basic Postural Exercises

 If you have a medical condition, or are already in pain and it is severe, or if the above exercises aggravate your pain further, you should always consult with your orthopedic doctor, physiotherapy clinic or physiotherapist

 

 

 

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Remember…your relatives, friends or acquaintances will be too kind to point out any form of poor posture. Furthermore, they may not be qualified to give you the proper advice that you need.  Let’s look forward to starting the year of the Rooster with positive, healthy changes!  Afterall…Health is Wealth!       Article contributed by Peter Limb (Physiotherapist) PhysioKit SG  

Remember…your relatives, friends or acquaintances will be too kind to point out any form of poor posture. Furthermore, they may not be qualified to give you the proper advice that you need.  Let’s look forward to starting the year of the Rooster with positive, healthy changes!  Afterall…Health is Wealth!

 

 

 

Article contributed by

Peter Limb (Physiotherapist)

PhysioKit SG