You probably have been experiencing low back pain for some weeks now, and you’ve been popping painkillers and rubbing some over-the-counter mentholatum every morning after your bath and also at night after your shower and just before bedtime. But still, it doesn’t appear to resolve but rather is getting worse, and is affecting work. You get tired easily, you can’t lift objects as easily as before without wincing in pain and you sitting down to
It’s 7 am, and the alarm goes off. Charles, now aroused from sleep sits up to turn off the alarm, and then he falls back on his bed, wincing in obvious pain. He knew that somehow, he needed to get up, clean up and prepare for where he worked as a sorting officer in a factory, located quite some miles away, of which he needed to take the bus and the train to and from
Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) are a group of painful disorders affecting the muscles, tendons, and nerves. Some WMSD are tendinitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and neck syndrome. The primary causes of these problems are work-related activities which require frequent and repetitive movements which demand an individual to stay in an unnatural or awkward position for a prolonged time. Since most work activities require the use of upper extremities, most WMSD usually affects the fingers, wrists, elbows, neck,
Many people are seen struggling to understand their injuries while others are pretty aware of who to turn to for help in case of an injury. This article entails the various types of injuries along with their treatment. Chronic versus Acute Injuries Chronic Injuries, also known as overuse injuries that are a result of untreated or carelessly treated injuries. Often such injuries develop slowly and last a long time. Such injuries occur due to poor
It’s common to have an injury once in a lifetime. Whether you are a skilled athlete or a weekend warrior, there’s a possibility that you could get injured. Sometimes it occurs during exercise or while participating in sports. If it occurs during exercise, make sure to stop exercising otherwise it will worsen the condition while causing damage to your tissues and bones. It’s better to take a break in such a condition or directly consult
The human body grows until 25-30 years of age, and slowly starts to experience changes in its anatomical structures and physiological functions. This wear and tear are negligible until the age of 45 years. After that, we notice these changes in the form of different disorders. One of such conditions is osteoarthritis; a degenerative joint disease that affects large joints of the body causing them to ache, affecting the normal movement. Knee Osteoarthritis is the
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