The knee’s location towards the base of our body means they carry more weight and do more work than almost any other joint. All that effort is bound to cause problems, ranging from injuries to the wear and tear that leads to arthritis.
The most common injuries in knees are torn ligaments and cartilages – usually from twisting forces. The twisted knee is no myth. Twisting the knee is very likely to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (the ACL). Damaging this ligament can result in a loud pop and the knee failing to support your weight. A minor tear can heal itself – walking will be painful, there will be swelling around the knee and the joint will feel unstable. A larger tear could mean surgery and a long, long recovery period.
The menisci (the same as the discs in a our spine) are very susceptible to impact and twisting injuries. Unlike the ACL, a menisci injury may go unnoticed initially, but can result in swelling and pain over time. The knee may lock while bending with a torn mensci, and squatting can become painful.
And then, like anything with lots of moving parts, there’s the problem of overuse. Muscle strains, tendinitis, bursitis and illotibial band syndrome (the most common reason for knee pain in runners) can all occur from too much impact on the knee, and continuing exercise with knee pain is more likely to delay healing than speed it up. These sorts of injuries can be reduced by reducing high impact exercise, warm up before exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. Remember, every kilogram you weigh is three kilograms of impact at the knee.
Mid or Middle Back Pain Our back has been with us for a long time…and not surprisingly sore mid (middle) backs just as long. If your mid back is hurting, first of all, make yourself more comfortable. Take a cushion with you, particularly in the car or at work. If you’re sitting for long peri...Read More
Looking for pain relief? Try our gentle healing technique at Setter’s Health Centre. We employ the Bowen Therapeutic Technique – Bowen Therapy, which is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that encourages the body to right itself. This technique involves a gentle roll o...Read More
Lower back pain is very common in our community – eight out of ten Australians will experience lower back pain in their lives. And to think that lower pain will stay isolated from the rest of the body is wishful thinking at best. Why? Because the referred pain nerves – Dermatomes – will soon e...Read More
For 29 years sports men and woman have come to Setter's H.C for Sports Muscle Strain Pain & Injury Relief. The Setter's have specialised in Bowen Therapy, this is an incredible bowstring in the fight against sports pain And Injury. From the moment of diagnosis, Bowen Therapy’s procedures be...Read More
Why Choose Setter’s H.C. For Your Pain Relief In Townsville? Pain Relief Specialists of Townsville we have successfully helped clients for over 29 years & offers a relaxed & professional environment for your pain relief needs. With a focus on Bowen Therapy. Seniority: Benjamin Setter i...Read More
Why Choose Setter’s H.C. Townsville For Pain Relief? Setter’s Health Centre is leading the way with our Specialists being some of the most experienced Bowen Therapy Pain And Injury Specialists in Townsville Australia with 28 years of working with those seeking pain relief. At Setter’s we excl...Read More
SETTER’S HEALTH CENTRE IS REOPENING MONDAY THE 1ST OF JUNE 2020 AT 8.30AM! In accordance with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Queensland Government, we are reopening. Your safety is paramount to us and we will be following the Safe Work and Department of Health Infection Co...Read More
An important announcement from Setters Health Centre!! Please note that while there have been changes to businesses under the QLD Government COVID-19 closures direction, Bowen Therapy remains as a non-essential business undertaking. Setter’s Health Centre will remain closed at this time. We...Read More
Setter's Health Centre, in the interest of public health safety, will be temporarily closing our clinic, until the risk from the Australian COVID-19 epidemic has reduced. We would like to thank our clients & we wish that you all remain safe, stay calm & carry on in a positive respectful m...Read More
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