News Archive - May 2016

Do you have a dull ache on the inner side of your shin, on the front of your leg, that intensifies when you begin exercise? If so you may have developed shin splints. Shin splints is a general term used to describe pain in the front of the lower leg, usually as a result of exercise. Click here for more information.

 

If you experience any of these symptoms you may have sacroiliac joint inflammation:- ~ pain on either side of your lower back ~ pain that spreads to your buttocks, back of your thigh, groin and in rare cases, to your knee ~ pain may feel worse when you exercise and after sitting in the same position for a while ~ feel stiff after sitting or walking for long periods ~ pain when rolling over in bed. Please click here for more information.

 

Gua Sha has been used throughout Asia for centuries. Gua means 'to rub' or 'press-stroke'. Sha is the term that describes the blood congestion in surface tissue that accumulates in areas where pain and stiffness may be felt.  Sha is also the term for the little red dots, 'petechiae', that are raised from applying Gua Sha, which disappear in two to three days after treatment.  The pain relief lasts after the redness has completely gone. Click here to see the full blog post on what Gua Sha is commonly used to treat:-

 

Click here to read about how my friend and I managed to successfully run our first ever half marathon after some calf muscle issues...