Sports and Spinal Physio LTD
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Brentwood
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Acromio-Clavicular Joint Pain

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Common Complaints: Acromio-Clavicular Joint Pain It seems this damp weather has led to a larger number of people coming into the clinic with pain on the point of the shoulder – this is often caused by an injury to the Acromio-Clavicular joint (AC joint) – here is some handy information on this common problem. Pain originating from the AC joint (the joint at the end of the collarbone – on top of the shoulder) is usually well localized and the client will often place one finger directly over the AC joint when asked to indicate the most painful area. There is usually discomfort with humerus and scapula movement, particularly movements where the arm is brought across the body into a horizontally flexed position. Uncomfortable exercises in the gym may include bench press (particularly wide grip bench), dips and push ups. The person often...

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Headaches or Migraine with exercise?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As this is our first blog I thought I’d start with an interesting story about a common problem occurring in an unusual setting. Last year we saw a young guy who was experiencing severe headaches after exercise. An initial feeling of tiredness overheating and altered vision towards the end of his workout was followed by a severe headache around his temple. The pain was so severe that he often needed to lie down for up to 14 hours to help alleviate the symptoms. Sometimes the pain would last for 3 days and prevent him going to work. On assessing him we found that his neck rotation to one side was reduced and accompanied by some discomfort. Close inspection of his upper neck revealed some asymmetry of the vertebra. In particular the second vertebra was being pulled to one side...

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