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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How Does Applying Pressure Relieve the Pain in an Area?

How Does Applying Pressure Relieve the Pain in an Area?
Have you ever been in pain and then applied pressure to the area and felt better? Most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. But what is happening when we do this? How does applying pressure relieve the pain in an area? And is it more than just a temporary solution? In this blog post, we will explore these questions and more! ....
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Can tennis elbow pain go up to your shoulder?

Can tennis elbow pain go up to your shoulder?
Do you have pain in your outer elbow that extends all the way up to your shoulder? You may be suffering from tennis elbow. 
The main symptom of tennis elbow is a pain in the outer part of your elbow that can extend to your forearm muscles and maybe into the hands as well. However, this pain can travel all the way up into your shoulder. This usually happens once .....

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