Neck pain and stiff neck: remedies and causes

Torticollis literally means a twisted or distorted neck. In physiotherapy, what we commonly know as a wryneck or stiff neck, is defined with the specific term Acute Cervical Strain and can involve a large variety of pathological patterns, the main causes of which lie in the facet joints or the intervertebral disc. Stiffness, soreness, pains: […]

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Epicondylitis: how to treat tennis elbow

Despite the name, we don’t necessarily have to be Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic to suffer from the so-called Tennis Elbow. Epicondylitis, in fact, in most cases is an inflammation caused by overload, affecting people who for work or leisure perform activities that require repeated movements of the elbow and wrist. In this detailed article, […]

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Sprains: how long does the swelling last and recovery time

Sprains are the most common sports injuries, mainly affecting the lower limbs, such as the knee and ankle, although they can also seriously and painfully affect the wrist and hand. The first remedy in the event of a sprain is to apply the PRICE protocol (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and then check the extent […]

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Neck pain: symptoms and remedies for quick pain relief

Neck pain is one of the most common musculo-skeletal disorders that lead us to seek advice from a doctor or physiotherapist. There are a variety of causes, but links between excessively sedentary lifestyles and neck pain has been well-known for some time as one of the main risk factors. But what are the first warning […]

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Tendinitis: how it develops and how to treat tendon inflammation

Tendinitis is an inflammation caused by overload, affecting not only athletes and sports men and women, but also those who perform continuous and repetitive movements or those suffering from postural problems. This article will look at the causes, symptoms and the tendons most susceptible to this type of injury. Tendons are fibrous structures that bind […]

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Muscle contractures: how they are formed and how to treat them

What is a muscle contracture? What muscles are most susceptible to contractures and what are the most effective remedies to treat them and relieve the pain? Some tips from our physiotherapists… When we talk about muscle contractures, we often refer to a general unidentified pain, above all in the back or legs. In practice, a […]

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Joint pain: treatments and remedies

Joints are anatomical structures that place two or more bones into reciprocal contact. To avoid direct rubbing of bones against one another, there is a flexible softening tissue on the bone, known as Cartilage. Mobile joints are also covered with a sleeve of dense connective tissue called Joint Capsule, which surrounds the connecting osseous joint […]

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Types of back ache

“Back ache” is a general term used to describe pain, stiffness, tension or blockage of the rear area of the body around the spinal column. In order to treat this problem, the precise point of pain needs to be identified: when located in the upper back, in the area of the scapulae (shoulder blades), this […]

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Foot pain: common causes and remedies

The feet bear the weight of the body when we are standing and help us to get wherever we want to go. This is why foot pain is a very common condition that may be caused by incorrect posture, minor traumas or a pathological condition. When we talk of generic “foot pain”, it is worth […]

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Knee pain: causes, symptoms and remedies

Knee pain is a common complaint affecting people of all ages. Gonalgia is the medical term used to indicate painful symptoms related to the knee, which can be caused by an injury, such as a detached crossed ligament, or “torn” cartilage. Some pathological conditions, such as arthritis can also cause knee pain and inflammation. There […]

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