Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Back Extension Exercises and Lower Back Pain Treatment in Malaysia

Lower back pain is very common among Malaysians nowadays as we are adapting to the sedentary lifestyles. Lower back pain is one of the leading cause of absenteeism from work or school. Conservative management of the lower back pain through the clinical efforts of our methods of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia is proven more effective when compared to care you can get elsewhere. Our methods of chiropractic coupled with physiotherapy and targeted rehabilitative exercises are the glue that holds patient improvement over prolonged periods. In other words, when we treat you, you get better, and you maintain the improvements achieved. However, exercise-based active rehabilitation programs are needed to minimize and prevent the reoccurrence of lower back pain.

An effective rehabilitation training program requires a variety of exercises to strengthen the back muscles. It is important to perform the exercises on a daily basis to yield the best result. According to the literature, exercise-based rehabilitation program plays a significant role in the later stage of recovery as it can reduce the intensity of lower back pain, decrease functional disability, improve back extension strength, mobility, and endurance.

There are several back extension exercises designed for rehabilitation of the injured low back, prevention of injury and fitness training purposes. Extra care must be taken when performing the back extension exercises as a high activation level of lumbar paraspinal muscles may lead to abnormal forces exerting on the spine. This can result in unfavorable lower back injuries and causes pain. The back muscles, known as the posterior spine muscle chain, include the hip extensors and erector spinal muscles of the lumbar and thoracic spine. Most of the back pain extension exercises focus on the erector spinal muscle of the lumbar spine.

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Tendinopathy of the Hamstring Origin

Hamstring origin tendinopathy is one of the causes that will result in pain in the buttocks region and the back of the thigh. An acute tear of the hamstring with inadequate treatment or an overuse injury of the hamstring may result in tendinopathy of the hamstring origin near the ischial tuberosity. 
Overuse injuries of the hamstring are more commonly seen, especially in sprinters.

The onset of the pain is usually insidious after a session of sprinting, or there may be a sudden onset of sharp pain. There is often a local tenderness on hamstring upon palpation. Stretching of the hamstring muscle and resisted contraction of the muscle may reproduce the pain. The injured and painful site may be found at the attachment near the ischial tuberosity, within the tendon or at the musculotendinous junction.

Management goals for this condition include reduction of inflammation, healing of soft tissue injury and rehabilitation stretching and strengthening. Reduction of inflammation and soft tissue healing can be improved with ice, manual therapy, and therapeutic modalities. Manual therapies such as deep transverse friction, stretching, trigger point therapy to the area of palpable abnormality are effective in releasing muscle tension.

Significant muscle tightness and weakness of the hamstring muscles can present in chronic hamstring origin tendinopathy. Stretching and progressive strengthening of the muscle are needed to prevent reoccurrence of the condition. The antagonist muscles such as rectus femoris and psoas are shortened and tight in chronic tendinopathy cases. These muscles need to be stretched as well.

Chiropractic Specialty Center is the best chiropractic center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Our clinical teams of physiotherapist and chiropractor offer the best treatment of hamstrings and tendinopathy. For more information about Chiropractic-in-Malaysia or tendinopathy, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Ulnar Nerve Compression and Injury at the Wrist

Carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compression are the two most common neurological pathology that results in numbness and paresthesia in the wrist. As the ulnar nerve passes through the tunnel of Guyon’s in the hand, it can be compressed and irritated at this site. The radial side
of the tunnel of Guyon’s is bounded by the hook of hamate whereas the ulnar side of the tunnel is bounded by the pisiform. The most common symptoms of ulnar nerve compression include pain, tingling and numbness in the little finger and half of the fourth finger on the ulnar side. Weakness usually develops in the later stage or in certain severe cases. There may be difficulty in opening jars, holding objects or performing fine movements of the hand and fingers such as typing or playing a musical instrument.

Ulnar nerve injury is very common in cyclists with poor bike fit or those who did not perform relaxed handlebar grip positions. These will result in injury and nerve damage as the hands need to support the body weight throughout the whole duration of the ride. Baseball players, in particular catchers, are more prone to ulnar nerve injury from repeated trauma when catching a ball. This can happen in karate players too.

Conservative treatment involves splinting, correction of cyclist’s grip on the handlebars, physiotherapy to reduce inflammation and swelling and chiropractic treatments. For the best carpal tunnel syndrome treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: visit a Chiropractic Specialty Center near you today.

For more information or inquiries about our ulnar nerve treatments or carpal tunnel syndrome treatments in Malaysia, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The BEST Treatment for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis in Malasyia

Tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis muscles pass in their synovial sheath in a fibro-osseous tunnel at the level of radial styloid. Inflammation of the synovium at this level causes pain at the radial side of the wrist. Local tenderness and swelling may extend into the hand or forearm along the course of the tendons. Crepitus may be felt with movements of the wrist in certain cases. Positive Finkelstein’s test is diagnostic for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The thumb is bent and placed in the palm while the wrist is slowly brought towards the ulnar side. Pain can be felt at the base of the thumb near the radial styloid.

This radial-sided tendinopathy is very common in athletes, especially those who participate in racquet sports, ten pin bowlers, rowers and canoeists. Additional stress is exerted on the left thumb of a right-handed golfer during a golf swing, and this will result in injury and pain. The Physiotherapists and Chiropractors in Malaysia are best-suited teams for non-invasive treatment approaches. Our methods of care are more effective when compared to others. Visit us today to experience clinical excellence. Our wrist pain treatment pragmas are your best hopes of recovery through non-operative means. Our centers offers you the best of clinical physiotherapy right here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our treatments are through the best and most effective means of conservative treatments for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The care you get from us may include splinting of the wrist and thumb to prevent further damage from excessive movements. Local electrotherapeutic modalities are helpful in reducing swelling and inflammation. Manual therapy such as stretches and trigger point therapy are able to relax the forearm muscles. Graduated strengthening exercises for the muscles in the wrist and hand are important to prevent the reoccurrence of the condition.

For more information or enquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Knee Pain Treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Knee pain treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia differs depending on the center you receive your care from. Some offer physiotherapy while others combine physiotherap[y and chiropractic in Malaysia. The clinical teams of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia wish to share with our blog visitors the impact of patellofemoral pain and knee pain treatments. Without further due, we shall start on the subject of patellofemoral pain right away.

Pain in and around the patella, or more commonly known as the kneecap, is referred to as patellofemoral pain. Similar terms used to describe the pain in and around the knee cap include patellofemoral joint syndrome, anterior knee pain, and chondromalacia patellae. Without the present of other pathologies around the knee joint, all peripatellar or retro-patellar pain are considered as patellofemoral pain. However, it is necessary for all health care providers to identify the sources of pain to provide appropriate treatment for patellofemoral pain.

There are numerous intra- and extra-articular structures in the patellofemoral joint which are susceptible to damage and can result in pain. Patellofemoral articular cartilage may not be a direct source of pain as there is no direct nerve supply to the articular cartilage. However, a cartilage lesion may result in chemical or mechanical synovial irritation which can lead to pain. Other than that, a cartilage lesion may lead to subchondral bone pain through oedema or erosion. Inflammation of the peripatellar synovial can be one of the sources of patellofemoral pain.

Soft tissue structures around the knee joint such as the lateral retinaculum can be considered as one of the potential causes of patellofemoral pain. The infrapatellar fat pad is one of the most commonly irritated soft tissue structures in the knee. It has plenty of nerve supply and is closely related to the pain-sensitive synovium. The patellofemoral pain is often linked and associated with runner's knee; a common knee condition in Malaysia. 

The best means of care is non-operative. And of course, if any has ever suggested surgery for your patellofemoral avoid them. Surgery, specifically the arthroscopic procedure is a big waste of time.  Read the Finish Arthroscopic Surgery; published in the New England Journal of Medicine here and see for yourself why a highly respected group of Professor Doctors rejected the arthroscopic knee surgery as a shame surgical procedure. 

Chiropractic Specialty Center offers the best knee pain treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Call our main center about our services and locations today: 03 2093 1000.  

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Achilles Tendon Treatment in Malaysia

Tears of the Achilles tendon is common among Malaysians. It results from injuries sustained or neglect of smaller issues, which may later result in degenerative changes and eventual tears. Regardless, of cause Professional care need to be sought soon after a flare-up or injury. Proper Achilles tendon treatment can hep repair tears and prevent complete ruptures. Achilles tendon treatment in Malaysia has had mixed results.

The primary factor in recovery from an injury is timely care, and the type of attention one gets following an injury. The clinical teams of Chiropractors and physiotherapists of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog are aware of downfall in therapy and treatment approaches. We have written this article to inform Malaysian about the possibility of progression of smaller tears into a more complicated condition; complete ruptures of the Achilles tendon.

Smaller tears of Achilles tendon is easily treated non-surgically. But, complete ruptures often require more intensive care and even surgery. The key to recovery is the type of care you seek and of course avoid any kind of procrastination or neglect when you injure your Achilles tendon. The most effective means of treatment for an Achilles tendon tear is a collaborative method of chiropractic and physiotherapy that is further enhanced with rehabilitation and strengthening programs. If you are injured or have an Achilles tendon condition, it may do yu good to visit a Chiropractic Specialty Center near you. The non-invasive clinical teams at Chiropractic Specialty Centers can be of immense assistance in getting your back to a healthy active life. If you seek care early enough, you can avoid a complete rupture of the Achilles tendon. Our sports injury treatments in Malaysia is second to none. We can help you even if others have failed.

Complete rupture of the Achilles tendon typically presents in male athletes in their 30s or 40s. The site of rupture may or may not be at the watershed area with poor blood supply. Most of the patients may claim that they felt like they were being kicked or hit in the back of the leg. An audible snap may be noted. Pain may not be a major concern. However, the patient will notice grossly diminished function of the leg.

The patient will be limping but will not be severely disabled as normal movements of the leg are maintained through the use of compensatory muscles. Most of the patients are able to walk but will have difficulty standing on the toes.

The following four clinical tests are most commonly used to examine complete rupture of Achilles tendon:
  1. Upon careful observation of a patient lying face down (prone) with both ankles fully relaxed, the foot on the side of ruptured tendon hangs straight down as there is no muscle-tendon tone; whereas the foot on the healthy side will be slightly plantarflexed.
  2. There may be an obvious, palpable gap in the tendon, approximately 3-6 cm.
  3. There will be a significant reduction of the strength of plantarflexion.
  4. Simmond’s or Thomson’s calf squeeze test will be positive. The foot will not have the plantarflexion movement when pressure is applied on the calf.

For more information about Chiropractic-in-Malaysia or Achilles tendon treatment in Malaysia, inquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.