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19/Jul/2022

Soccer is undeniably one of the most popular sports in the entire world, and even more so in the United States. However, just like any other sport, soccer comes with its own risks of injuries. These injuries are categorized into acute and cumulative injuries. Acute injuries oftentimes are caused by a fall, collision with other players, a strike, or any immediate action. On the other hand, cumulative injuries are the ones involving repetitive stress and pressure on a muscle, joint, or connective tissue, leading to body aches, pain, and physical impairment.

These injuries happen mostly in the lower part of the body. These are the 5 most common soccer injuries that you need to pay attention to!

Ankle sprain

Ankle sprains occur when there is a stretching and tearing of ligaments surrounding the ankle joint. Lateral ankle sprains (outside of the ankle) can occur in soccer when a player kicks the ball with the top of their foot. A medial ankle sprain (inside of the ankle) can occur when the toes are turned out while the foot is flexed upward.

Achilles tendon rupture

A rupture involves the partial or complete tear of the Achilles tendon, often with an audible popping sound. This can occur when a soccer player performs fast, explosive movements, such as chasing after the soccer ball or darting away from a member of the opposite team.

Groin pull 

A groin pull is a type of strain that occurs when the muscles of the inner thigh are stretched beyond their limits. A soccer player can pull their groin when kicking a ball and/or being met with resistance by an opponent who attempts to kick the ball in another direction.

Hamstring injury

Hamstring injuries involve the three back muscles of the thigh and can range from a minor strain to a total rupture. The continuous running, sprinting, and stopping movements in soccer can lead to hamstring injuries.

Runner’s Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, often called runner’s knee, is a condition in which the cartilage under the kneecap is damaged due to injury or overuse. It can occur when there is misalignment in the knee or strained tendons.

To prevent these injuries, it’s important to do some warm ups and cool downs. Gentle stretches around the groins, hips, hamstrings, Achilles tendons, and quadriceps will help a long way. Wear protective gear and make sure they fit you just right. Lastly, check the playing field and weather conditions before starting the game.

But what should you do when you hurt yourself while playing soccer? Worry not! Hope Clinic offers personalized treatment for sports injuries, including soccer. At Hope Clinic, you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for your soccer-related injuries. With an over 93% success rate, they provide excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, Hope Clinic presents a wide range of solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more.

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23/May/2022

This day and age, stress is something that we all experience quite often. Whether we feel stressed out at school, at work, at home, or anywhere else, stress can easily build up over time. Before we know it, our muscles become tense. Worry not, this is where progressive muscle relaxation technique becomes handy! Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a deep relaxation technique that is mainly used to manage stress, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle tension.

PMR is based on the simple and specific practice of tensing or tightening one muscle group at a time, followed by a relaxation phase by releasing the tension. The purpose is to recognize what a tensed muscle and a relaxed muscle feels like, so that when you begin to become tense due to stress or anxiety, you will realize it quicker and be able to control it and return to a relaxed state.

How does progressive muscle relaxation work, exactly? It’s pretty easy! First and foremost, you need to find a quiet place, free from any distractions. You can start by lying on your back or sitting down. Make sure to remove any glasses or contact lenses if you are wearing them. Loosen any tight clothing, too.

Next, take several slow, deep breaths. Let’s try doing PMR from the bottom part of your body: your feet. Take a deep breath, then pull your toes downward as much as you can to tighten the muscles around that area, and hold them for about five seconds. Afterwards, let go to release the tension. Exhale slowly as you do this step. You should feel your muscles become loose. Shift your focus on the difference between tension and relaxation; remember, it is necessary to notice how different tension and relaxation feels. Remain in this relaxed state for about 15 seconds before working on the next muscle group.

Moving on to the next muscle group: your calves. Squeeze your calf muscles as hard as you can and hold for another five seconds before releasing the tension. Stay relaxed for 15 seconds, then work on your knees and thighs by moving your knees toward each other and squeezing your thigh muscles for five seconds. Like you’ve done before, loosen your muscles afterwards.

The steps are basically the same with every muscle group. You can work on your buttocks, arms, hands, shoulders, jaw, eyes, and eyebrows. With your hands, for example, you can tighten the muscles by clenching and unclenching your fists. With your shoulders, you can raise them toward your ears, and with your eyebrows, you can just raise them as far as you can. Of course, every session needs to end with a tension-release and relaxation.

Now that you get a hang of progressive muscle relaxation, let’s jump into how it can be beneficial in managing stress and anxiety. Progressive muscle relaxation has been proven to be effective in reducing symptoms or feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. By practicing PMR often, you will learn what relaxation feels like, enabling you to recognize whenever you start to get tense during the day. Progressive muscle relaxation can also improve your sleep and eases neck pain, because it induces relaxation.

But that’s not all! PMR helps decrease the frequency of migraine episodes as well, and it does so by balancing your serotonin levels. Furthermore, a high level of stress might lead to the clenching of jaw or grinding of teeth, which may cause you to develop a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ is the joint that connects your lower jaw (mandible) to your skull, and a temporomandibular joint disorder may cause facial pain, tenderness at the joint, and trouble in moving the joint. Through a consistent practice of progressive muscle relaxation, tension or stress levels can be reduced and TMJ disorder symptoms will be alleviated.

Progressive muscle relaxation is a simple practice, yet it turns out to have many benefits! So, if your days are filled with fast-paced activities, or if you tend to get stressed a lot, we recommend you to set aside some quiet time to do the PMR method regularly as one way to improve or maintain your overall well-being. Your body, and your mind, will definitely thank you!

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13/Mar/2022

How many of you reach out for aspirin or ibuprofen whenever you experience pain and discomfort? Most of us visit the hospital when we get sick, and we usually receive antibiotics prescriptions from our doctor. Athletes and fitness junkies may also consume appropriate doses of muscle relaxants to ease their sore muscles. Although they are scientifically-proven and beneficial, medicines and prescribed drugs may have a fair amount of unwanted side effects.

Let me break it down for you.

Antibiotics

There are several common antibiotics that your doctor may have prescribed: penicillins, cephalosporins, macrolides, and fluoroquinolones. They are useful to treat various infections from skin, respiratory, and ear infections to joint problems, sexually transmitted diseases, and meningitis. Unfortunately, the side effects of these antibiotics include allergic reactions, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, and drowsiness.

Aspirin

Aspirin is known as a quick fix for relieving pain, reducing fever, and soothing inflammation. In some cases, aspirin is beneficial for people with high cardiovascular disease risks, if consumed in appropriate doses under the doctor’s supervision. However, some side effects of aspirin are definitely unpleasant, which involves diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, rash, headache, heartburn, abdominal pain, and nausea.

Muscle relaxants

When you struggle acutely with neck pain, back pain, or other types of muscle cramps, even doing simple daily tasks can be agonizing. To alleviate the pain and improve your mobility, muscle relaxants may be prescribed for you. While it can help, it also has a few side effects that should not be underestimated. Most doctors prescribe muscle relaxants to be consumed for no longer than 2 weeks, because ingesting them for a long time can cause you to be dependent or addicted. Not only that, they may cause fatigue, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, anxiety, and decreased blood pressure as well.

Muscle relaxant should not be the only option to treat muscle spasms, rather, it should be as a part of the treatment, because it does not cure the pain completely, but it basically has a sedative effect that prevents your nerves from transmitting pain signals to your brain. A more effective way is to get physical therapy while also taking the prescribed muscle relaxant. However, with its side effects in mind, and the fact that it does not actually heal, letting it go altogether is not a bad idea, is it? There is a better alternative that does not require muscle relaxants consumption.

Hope Clinic Care is a place where you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for back pain, neck pain, or any other muscle strain. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic Care offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, Hope Clinic Care provides solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more.

Decide to live pain-free naturally, today. Visit us and book your session now at www.hopecliniccare.com.

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10/Jan/2022

Have you ever pulled a muscle and had to visit a physiotherapist to treat it? Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is beneficial in many ways! Generally, physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when a person is injured or disabled, and it is suitable for people of all ages. Physiotherapists usually perform a combination of hands-on manual and exercise-based techniques to help patients achieve the best results, such as improved range of motion and flexibility.

Some of the health problems that physiotherapy can help include:

  • Bones, joints, and soft tissue – for example: back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and sports injuries.

  • Brain or nervous system – for example: movement issues resulting from a stroke or Parkinson’s disease.

  • Heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack.

  • Lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.

Other than these, physical therapy encompasses a wider range of varieties and benefits. There are several specific kinds of physiotherapy that serve different purposes. Here are 5 types of physiotherapy that you may not know!

Sports physiotherapy

This branch specifically deals with sport athletes and professionals, assessing and treating sports injuries at all levels. The main goal is to ensure that the athletes are not in pain anymore and are in their best condition, supporting their athletic performance and their overall health development.

Rehabilitation and pain management

Physiotherapy can help patients manage and get rid of various body aches and pains. The treatment methods are typically personalized to cater to specific patient needs and requirements.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

This type of physical therapy deals with pain experienced throughout the musculoskeletal system, which consists of the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, and tendons. The purpose of the treatment is to increase mobilization, relieve pain, manage injuries, treat soft tissue damage, improve flexibility, and decrease the risks of getting injuries in the future.

Paediatric physiotherapy

If you have infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents who experience neuromuscular, developmental, or skeletal disorders, paediatric physiotherapy is the answer you need! The treatment techniques basically aim to enable children to move around freely and participate in the day-to-day activities, but physical therapy may also alleviate pain, improve fine and gross motor skills in children, help them regain range of motion & strength, and facilitate better cognitive processes.

Vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. Signs of dizziness include: feelings of unsteadiness, being lightheaded, floating, tilting, sensations of moving and whirling (vertigo). Before the treatment plan is developed, a few tests must be conducted, such as balance, leg strength/flexibility, gait (the way an individual walks), neck mobility, neck & arm strength, visual stability & mobility, and positional testing (including an inner ear exam). The goal of your treatment plan is therefore to improve any deficits that were identified through the tests and the overall function of the body.

If you would like to book a physiotherapy session, feel free to contact Hope Clinic! Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Hope Clinic provides non-invasive and non-opioid treatment methods to treat your chronic pain. Our therapists and professionals are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills to give you the best possible personalized treatment. Reach out to us through +1 480 659 5470 or visit our website: https://hopecliniccare.com/contact-us/.

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