4 Tips for Thenar Muscle Pain Relief

What is the thenar muscle? The thenar eminence is located on both hands and is commonly referred to as the ‘thumb pad’. The thenar eminence is comprised of 3 muscles: abductor pollicis brevis, flexor pollicis brevis and the opponens pollicis.  Muscle Origin Insertion Movement Abductor pollicis brevis Trapezium tubercle. Flexor retinaculum. Scaphoid tubercle. Lateral sideContinue reading “4 Tips for Thenar Muscle Pain Relief”

11 Natural Muscle Spasm Relief Strategies

What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. A spasm can be painful and can last for a few seconds and potentially recur several times before disappearing. You may feel tension, weakness, or sudden onsetContinue reading “11 Natural Muscle Spasm Relief Strategies”

What Does Cervical Spasm Treatment Involve?

What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary tightening of the muscles – these muscles tighten without your conscious intent. Muscle spasms can cause pain, stiffness tension, cramps, weakness, aches or difficulty with movements. Muscle spasms within the neck (cervical region) can be root cause of your frequent headaches. Spasms can occur asContinue reading “What Does Cervical Spasm Treatment Involve?”

What is Popliteus Muscle Pain?

The popliteus is a deep muscle located behind your knee. Its function is to assist with knee flexion (bending) by ‘unlocking’ the joint through internal and external rotation of femur on the tibia bone. During walking, the popliteus externally rotates as the tibia comes in contact with the ground within the gait cycle. The tibiaContinue reading “What is Popliteus Muscle Pain?”

Your #1 Guide to Iliacus Muscle Pain

The iliacus muscle is located deep on both sides of the hip and is shaped to fit the exact shape of the hip. Sometimes it is referred to as the Iliopsoas, alongside the psoas muscle of the hip. These two muscles combined are the strongest hip flexors within the body. Its function is to flexContinue reading “Your #1 Guide to Iliacus Muscle Pain”

What’s the Difference Between Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy vs Physiotherapy

Soft tissue occupational therapy vs physiotherapy Occupational therapy A soft tissue occupational therapist is very ‘hands on’ with treatments. We review each individual and consider how your injury/musculoskeletal disorder/pain is impacting on your life. We look at your daily occupations such as work, hobbies, sleep or your role in caring for kids and consider howContinue reading “What’s the Difference Between Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy vs Physiotherapy”

Your #1 Guide To VMO Muscle Pain

What is the VMO muscle? VMO stands for vastus medialis oblique. It is one of the four muscle that make on the quadriceps, which is located at the front of the thighs. The VMO is the innermost muscle of the thighs. The VMO muscle has a teardrop shape. The function of the VMO is toContinue reading “Your #1 Guide To VMO Muscle Pain”

7 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation Exercises For You

What is the anterior cruciate ligament? The anterior cruciate ligament is also known as the ACL. This ligament (strong connective tissue) is found within the knee joint and connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (the leg bone). The function of the anterior cruciate ligament is to connect the femur bone to the tibiaContinue reading “7 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation Exercises For You”

5 Tips To Manage Permanent Muscle Spasm Pain

Permanent muscle spasm A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. There are two types of muscles spasms:  Acute muscle spasms: These spasms occur from overuse, injury, dehydration or lack of proper warm up before exercise. A spasm canContinue reading “5 Tips To Manage Permanent Muscle Spasm Pain”

3 Simple Metatarsal Stress Fracture Rehabilitation Exercises

What is a metatarsal? Metatarsals are the bones of the foot. There are 5 metatarsals in each foot and these bones are located between the ankle and toes.  What is a metatarsal stress fracture? A metatarsal stress fracture is a very thin crack within one or multiple metatarsal bones. This fracture will develop from anContinue reading “3 Simple Metatarsal Stress Fracture Rehabilitation Exercises”