What is a Nerve Pain?

What is a Nerve Pain?
Nerve pains, also known as neurogenic pain can be very debilitating and can often affect the quality of your life. But how do we get nerve pains, what does it feel like to have a nerve pain, how is it different from regular arm or leg pain and will it ever go away? These are some of the common questions around nerve pain that we will discuss in this blog. Our spine is made up of vertebra stacked on top of one another with a disc in between every two vertebra. There are nerves exiting the spine on either side at the level of these vertebra ..... 
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Are Joint Injections Effective for Pain Relief?

Are Joint Injections Effective for Pain Relief?
As mums our body undergoes a lot of physical changes starting from pregnancy to childbirth to caring for our little ones and even after that. Add to that the fact that motherhood is now common in the late 30’s age when degeneration (wear and tear) of our spine and joints starts, it is no surprise that our bodies can find these physical changes challenging. These physical changes can manifest as back pain, neck pain or joint pain. And for mums specially in high demand jobs such as an executive role there is the additional stress of sitting at your desk from nine to five, long meetings and extensive travelling. All these add to the physical challenges of motherhood and they can contribute to the pains and discomforts. 
 
If you suffer from joint pain or tendinitis (inflammation/pain in your tendons) or a heel spur your doctor may have advised you to take a joint injection for pain relief. It can be a very overwhelming thought to get an injection into your joint and you might have a lot of questions regarding its effectiveness, pain from the injection and if an injection is really worth it?  
In this blog, we will address some of these common questions about joint injections and one big mistake that people do after they are given a joint injection.....
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Are pain relief gels and patches effective in reducing your pain?

Are pain relief gels and patches effective in reducing your pain?
It is common for mums to develop back pain when they miss out on their exercises due to lack of time or when they are busy driving long distance to and from kids classes and school or sitting in meeting for long hours at work. Most of us have been in similar situation where we have reached out for a pain relief gel or pain patch to ease the aches and pains. But do these pain relief gels and pain patches actually work? In this blog we will discuss how and when these gels and patches work on our pain .....
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Ten tips to get the most effective use out of your tennis elbow brace (Part 2)

Ten tips to get the most effective use out of your tennis elbow brace (Part 2)
This is part 2 of the blog on Ten tips to get the most effective use out of your tennis elbow brace. If you missed it read Part 1 HERE.

In part 1 we discussed how a brace helps to heal your Tennis Elbow followed by 
four (out of ten) tips to get the most effective use out of your brace. Here, in part 2 of this blog, we will discuss the remaining six (out of ten) tips to get the most effective use out of your brace ....
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5 Easy Ways to Relieve your Carpal Tunnel (Wrist) Pain

5 Easy Ways to Relieve your Carpal Tunnel (Wrist) Pain
As mums we use our hands extensively whether we are at home or at work. This could be typing on your keyboard, sending off those long corporate emails or changing diapers or holding your toddler or driving your kids to classes, etc etc … the list goes on and on! It is not uncommon for mums to suffer from wrist and hand pain (Carpal tunnel syndrome) either due to over use of their hands or fluid retention during pregnancy.
 
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by irritation or compression of the Median Nerve. This is one of the many nerves that originates in our neck (cervical spine) and supplies your thumb, ring and index finger along with a part of the ring finger. The median nerve passes through a narrow tunnel made of the wrist bones, known as the carpal tunnel. If there is a swelling or inflammation of the median nerve due to overuse, pregnancy or fracture, it can rub against these bones in the tunnel and start to produce symptoms of pain or burning or tingling numbness or a nerve pain down the wrist and hand. 
 
In this blog we will discuss 5 easy ways to relieve your Carpal Tunnel pain that you can implement today .....
 
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