Physical and Sports Conditions
Sprains & Strains: Sprains and strains occur when the body is put under stress. In these situations, muscles and joints are forced to perform movements for which they are not prepared or designed to perform. An injury can occur from a single stressful incident, or it may gradually arise after many repetitions of a motion.
Back ache: Pain in the lumbrosacral area (lower part of the back) is the primary sympton of low back pain. The pain may radiate down the front, side or back of your leg. The pain may become worse with activity, occasionally, the pain may be worse at night or with prolonged sitting such as on a long car trip.
Stiff neck: Neck strains result from acute injury to the neck. Such injuries are caused most often by the indirect trauma when the head is flung backward (hyperextension) or forward (hyperflexion), collectively known as whiplash. Injuries caused by rotation and compression (when the force of impact lands on the top of the head) can also result in neck strains.
Frozen shoulder: A frozen shoulder is the result of inflammation, scarring, thickening, and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the normal shoulder joint. Any injury to the shoulder can lead to a frozen shoulder as a result of subsequent scar formation of the shoulder capsule. Injuries that can lead to a frozen shoulder include tendinitis, busitis, and rotator cuff injury.
Tennis Elbow: Any repetitive motion of the wrist, including tennis, hedge clipping, excessive use of a hammer or screwdriver, painting, or any activity that requires excessive constant gripping or squeezing can cause the condition known as tennis elbow.
RSI: stands for Repetitive Strain Injury and is usually associated with injuries to the forearm, wrist and hand. However, repetitive strain injuries can occur throughout the body. RSI is caused by repetitive movements of the wrist or fingers and is an umbrella term for a whole range of conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. One of the main causes of this problem is computer work, wrong hand placement when typing and suchlike.