pain relief

STOP swearing by ‘No Pain, No Gain’: Find Out Why and How this cliched motto is harmful to your health and fitness

Do you believe in the cliché No pain No gain? This probably depends on who you have heard this say or in what context. Pain means different things to different people. When I treat patients with spine or sports injuries in the clinic, I often ask what kind of pain they have. Yes – what kind of pain- because different kinds of pain mean different things. For example…

Are You Using a Knee Support While Gymming or Running for Pain Management or Prevention? STOP RIGHT NOW!

I often see runners, sports players and gym enthusiasts wearing a knee brace/support every time they play or lift weights. If it was up to me I would personally go up to them and lecture them about the harm they are doing to themselves by doing so. But since it may not be considered appropriate, I decided to write about it.

Cycling Knee Pain Prevention Strategies

Cyclists – How to Manage Knee Pain

Knee pain is quite common amongst cyclists and can get worse quickly if left untreated. Primary causes of cycling-related knee pain range from bike alignment, quadriceps weakness, lack of warm-up and cool-downs, over-training and over-use. The key is to prevent knee pain in the first place! Read on for the most crucial methods to prevent knee pain…

Why you shouldn’t use a laptop on your lap

The modern man or woman today is more married to their laptop than to their spouse! Jokes apart, people do spend enormous amounts of time with their laptops, and usually in awkward postures. When laptops were invented they were meant to differentiate a portable class of PC from desktops and hence got termed laptops. But the term laptop is really a misnomer! The laptop is not really meant to be used on the lap for a variety of reasons.