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January 2018

The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that originate from the spinal cord in the neck and travel down the arm. These nerves are responsible for controlling the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as provide feeling in the arm. Some brachial plexus injuries are minor and will completely recover in several weeks. Other injuries are severe enough and could cause some permanent disability in the arm. Let’s take a look at how physiotherapy helps individuals with a brachial plexus injury. Causes Stretching, repetitive pressure or cutting can damage these nerves. Stretching can occur when the head

This may come as a surprise to you, but even activities like gardening or sewing can make you develop some kind of pain, if the activity is not carried out properly. Sure the severity of the pain cannot be compared to that of an injury incurred due to sports of athletics, but still, nobody would want to live with it. Activity specific training programs are customized treatment plans developed specifically for you. After studying your physical condition, your expert therapist will help you by creating an activity specific program to assist you in participating and more importantly enjoying your activities

Gout occurs as a result of excessive uric acid in the body. It’s a disease and its overload in the body leads to formation of tiny crystals of urate that deposit in various tissues of the body, especially the joints. When crystals form in the joints, it causes recurring attacks of joint inflammation (arthritis). Gout is a chronic and progressive disease. Chronic gout can lead to deposits of hard lumps of uric acid in the tissues, particularly in and around the joints and may cause joint destruction, decreased kidney function, and kidney stones. Gout arthritis is typically an extremely painful attack with

A car accident is a debilitating experience for anyone. It can have lasting emotional and physical consequences on the victim as well his family. In such cases, the first priority is to focus on recovering from all the injuries. And, healing is a long-term goal. People tend to face a whole lot of other challenges and getting back to normal life can take a while. Medications and counseling are an integral part of this healing. But, no recovery plan is complete without physical therapy.  Accidents usually result in different types of injuries and physical conditions like whiplash, joint pains, stiffness, loss

While watching your favorite sports game, you surely may have seen some of the athletes wearing colorful web-like tapings on their shoulders, knees or legs. These flashy new tapes are called Kinesio Tapes and are generally referred to as "elastic therapeutic tape" or "kinesiology tape". While these tapes are not available at your local drug store, you can order these online after being advised to do so by your therapist. Most runners require these tapes post minor injuries. Let’s take a look at the different ways in which Kinesio taping can be of help.   For Pain   It is common for athletes to