After childbirth with an epidural, one may experience short-term back soreness at the catheter site where the medication was injected. As such, most women tend to associate labour epidural analgesia with chronic or long-term back pain. But is there really a connection between labour epidural and chronic backache?
Persistent back pain could be a result prolonged hours sitting in front of the computer at your desk-bound job. Sometimes it can cause additional discomfort when the pain manifests and travel up to the neck. If left unattended, back pain could take a toll on your standard of living and cause mental and physical implications.
A frozen shoulder is a very common condition. It’s characterized by a reduced mobility on the shoulders as a result of the stiffening of the muscles.
Sometimes, a frozen shoulder can be mistaken for arthritis. However, it is important to take note that both conditions are different. Where frozen shoulder refers specifically to a problem pertaining to the joint area, arthritis on the other hand refers to a problem affecting other joints, or even multiple joint areas.
Studies have shown that more than two-thirds of pregnant women experience back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain²,³. As your pregnancy advances, your back experiences more strain from three key changes – a shift in your centre of gravity, hormonal changes and abdominal muscles changes.
Why You’re Sore Days After Exercising
The classic Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS, is an exercise-related muscle pain that sets in 6 to 8 hours after excessive and unaccustomed exercise, and peaks around the 48-hour mark. It is not surprising to find people complaining of aching muscles a day or two after exerting themselves in the gym, or after a dramatic increase in the duration and/or intensity of their exercise.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a term given for the painful and inflamed flat tissue (also known as the plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis) that connects your heel bone to your toes. The fascia acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot. With plantar fasciitis, there is an excessive strain placed on the fascia. This excessive strain causes tiny tears in the plantar fascia exceeding the body’s capacity to recover, resulting in inflammation. In turn, this causes weakness, irritation, swelling and pain along the plantar fascia, especially in weight-bearing activities.