Beechgrove Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Clinic, Aberdeen



A-Z of Illness

 

Musculoskeletal dysfunctions (restrictions in movement, pain or injury to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments) are reduced with treatment at the Beechgrove Clinic. The most common complaints and frequently asked questions are listed below.

Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Arthritis/Rheumatism
Headaches
Sports Injuries
Frozen Shoulder
Sacroiliac Pain




 

 

Low Back Pain

This is perhaps the most commonly presenting complaint and there are many causes ranging from acute dysfunction (due to inappropriate heavy lifting) to chronic low back ache as a result of poor sitting posture at work and at home.

What is not so well known is that low back ache can arise from internal problems such as urine infections, constipation, prostatitis (enlarged prostate) and gynaecological problems such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis.
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Neck Pain/Headaches

Neck pain and headaches are other common complaints regularly treated at the clinic. Poor posture, road traffic accidents, whiplash injuries and migraines are usually successfully treated and resolved. Neck pain is often accompanied by severe neurological (nerve) pain in the shoulders and arms.
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Arthritis/Rheumatism

Many sufferers of these conditions believe that nothing can be done to help their pain. This in general need not be true and many patients are given treatment and exercise therapy to greatly improve their levels.
Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are regularly confused by patients. OA means wear and tear to a joint usually as a result of overuse or following a traumatic injury to a joint. RA is a generally more severe systemic condition requiring treatment which will likely include some dietary and naturopathic intervension.
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Sports Injuries

All types of sports injuries from many sports are treated at the clinic. We have practitioners qualified to produce biomechanical foot inserts to alleviate conditions such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, bunions, knee and hip pain. These inserts are custom made from Carbon Kevlar and can be used to correct the gait abnormalities which can cause many sports injuries.
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Frozen Shoulder

Many cases of shoulder pain are seen at the clinic. Pain may be due to injuries such as a fractured collarbone or due to general overuse syndromes. One of the most common problems is rotator cuff tendonitis where the patient often has difficulty lifting a kettle or putting an arm into a coat sleeve for example. Prolonged lack of shoulder movement may lead the joint to eventually “freeze”.
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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

This type of pain is common during and following pregnancy due to pelvic ligaments relaxing from hormonal changes. Sacroiliac pain can also be associated with asymmetrical postural positioning such as sitting cross-legged, or with traumatic sports injury to the joint from activities like triple jump, for example. Pain often radiates into the buttock and groin on the affected side.
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