Written by: BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CPT
Athletic Therapist, Personal Trainer
Majority of people have complained of neck pain at some point in their life. Whether they are working people, athletes, students all have experience neck pain. If we think about what we do every day, most people spend time with their head poke when we drive, eat, on the computer or our mobile phone. Depending on what you do most, you can develop neck tightness or pain.
Clients that we assessed with neck pain most often have been on a motor vehicle accident. The neck pain they are experiencing is explained as WAD (Whiplash Associated Disorder). WAD are classified as WAD 1, 2 or 3 (from minor injury to severe injury to any structures like muscles, joints, bones, ligaments or nerves)
When a person experience whiplash, the neck muscles, upper back muscles and spine (joints) have undergone trauma. The one consistent report by clients are the signs and symptoms they experience that happens days or weeks after the accident.
Initially, the person and muscles are in shock right after an accident. The body go through physiological changes when it is compromise. Once everything settles down, signs and symptoms are more noticeable days after or weeks after the accident. These are the lists of signs and symptoms that are reported to us by clients:
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
You can decrease your symptoms by doing number of home treatments:
*THE ROLE OF ICE AND HEAT APPLICATION
The use of ICE is recommended during the acute period of an injury. Usually the parameters of ice application is every 10-15 mins 3-5 times a day or for as long as you have pain and inflammation or most studies suggests within the first 72 hours. Physiologically, ice encourage vasoconstriction to the blood vessels to slow down the inflammation.
The application of HEAT is recommended days after your injury or after 72 hours. You can apply heat if your injured body part is stiff and sore. The goal at this point is to encourage vasodilation of the blood vessels to bring new blood and nutrients for healing.
Massage is a type of thermal therapy as it produces heat to the body when a therapist performs massage techniques to the muscles and joints. Athletic Therapist can perform soft tissue release techniques with the use of motion cupping technique along with PNF (proprioceptive neuro-muscular facilitation) stretching techniques.
I hope you find this article helpful especially if you have experience neck pain. Try the number of home treatment for yourself to help decrease pain and inflammation. Now that you know of the various massage technique that Athletic Therapist offer, you can try to book an appointment with us at Insahyu Training + Therapy as we are accepting new clients!
Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CPT
Athletic Therapist, Personal Trainer
Getting a note from your doctor regarding your injury that he/she observed often writes an unfamiliar name. These names or terms are used to communicate with other medical professionals like, Athletic Therapist, surgeons, family doctors that uses human anatomy (parts of the body) language. Names like, lateral epicondylitis, IT band friction syndrome, retro-calcaneal bursitis or pes anserine bursitis to name a few derived from Greek or Latin words that was created for medical terms. In this article we will breakdown the name pes anserine bursitis. We will find out where it is located in the body and what to do to help treat this injury/condition.
Let’s start with the word bursitis. The root word is “bursa” which is a sac of fluid that is found in many joints in the body that allows smooth motion between the muscle tendons and bone. Its main function is to reduce friction with all joint movements. The suffix or ending “itis” means inflammation. In this case, bursitis means inflammation of the bursa.
Now, what is pes anserine? We know that bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa but where is it in the body? Pes Anserine is found below the knee joint (anterior medial aspect of the knee or proximal tibia) and formed by three tendons (Sartorius muscle (crosses the hip and knee joint), Gracilis muscle (one of the groin muscle) and Semitendinosus muscle (one of the hamstring muscle).
These three tendons are lined up beside each other sartorius superiorly, gracilis middle, semitendinosus inferiorly. The pes anserine bursa is located underneath these three tendons (pes anserinus – conjoined tendons).
WHAT CAUSES PES ANSERINE BURSITIS?
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH PES ANSERINE BURSITIS?
HOME TREATMENT FOR PES ANSERINE BURSITIS?
Once you have tried these home treatments and need to rehab your knee further, you can book an appointment with an Athletic Therapist. Expect to be educated about your injury and have preventative exercises. Athletic Therapist will also use electrical modalities necessary with soft tissue release techniques to help decrease your knee pain.
Other rehab techniques can be done like the application of kinesio tape that have been proven by many elite athletes and everyday working people that assists in daily body movements. If you have any knee pain, please book your appointments today at Insahyu Training + Therapy. We are accepting new clients!
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