The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®) Diagnostic Roller & The Pain Pathways

Diagnostic Roller & The Pain Pathways

The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®) Diagnostic Roller, is a very valuable Diagnostic tool it is used  to locate the areas of nerve dysfunction in the muscle groups of the body,  where for what ever reason the muscle group is not  firing, people call them” Hot spots,  trigger points, knots,”  what ever they are called the fact is that the Neuro messages /signals are not getting through and for muscles to function correctly, these messages need to get through.

Bioneuro Sigma Steve Kirby in Use

These messengers or for their correct name  Neurotransmitters react to aid functions of muscle,  these are a type of chemical messenger which transmit signals across a chemical Synapse  (this is the Junctions between two nerve cells, such as a Neuromuscular junction, from one Motor neuron (or nerve cell to another nerve cell ) or another Motor neuron, or to a target neuron in the muscle cell, or gland cell.

When this process is disrupted and the signals do not get through, function, and ability of muscles to work  with pain free movement becomes difficult.

These messengers or for their correct name Neurotransmitters react to aid functions of muscle, these are a type of chemical messenger which transmit signals across a chemical Synapse (this is the Junctions between two nerve cells, such as a Neuromuscular junction, from one Motor neuron (or nerve cell to another nerve cell ) or another Motor neuron, or to a target neuron in the muscle cell, or gland cell. When this process is disrupted and the signals do not get through, function, and ability of muscles to work with pain free movement becomes difficult.

So how does the Roller do its job to such a degree ?

The answer It is all about targeting those NOCICEPTIVE PAIN  POINTS

We know

that Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the neurons that are involved in the pain signalling pathways in the nervous system and nerves react to static when they are not firing correctly,

Nociceptors are the sensors of the Pain Pathway, these receptors are in every tissue of the body except the brain, when injury occurs Nociceptors are activated  and chemical are released such as  prostaglandins kinins and potassium ions , these then stimulate the Nociceptors,

Pain can persist even after these pain producing stimulus have been removed, because these chemicals linger and the Nociceptors do not adapt very quickly once activated.

Neuromodulation technique

This can cause prolonged muscle contraction muscle spasms even Ischaemia ( this is inadequate blood flow to muscles or organs.)

 

So by using  Nociception, to follow the Pain Pathway back, through the sensory nerve cells called Nociceptors, that in turn produce the signal that travels along a chain of nerve fibres via the spinal cord to the brain and the Nociceptors that are affecting  the nerves, that are creating the obstructions, which sense and respond to parts of the body which have suffered from damage.

With the aid of the Roller tool and the ability of the Bioneuro Sigma Q, we can find the exact location of the dysfunction created by the trauma pathology.

What Did I Do This Summer ? The BioTensegrity Dissection Course 2017 of Course.!

The BioTensegrity Dissection Course 2017 of Course

Summer is officially over, but for me Late June and  July were  interesting month’s.

    ” I managed to do something I  really wanted to do.”

Anyone who has been treated by me, will know for me it is all about the injury, that does not mean I do not respect and understand my patients,  but what I see is the damage done and how soon it can be restored and the best way to proceed.

One of the best ways for that, is getting in there and seeing what is going on and how it is all put together , how it is all connected, but that is not likely to happen and I don’t have X Ray eyes to see what is happening.

Since Jacqui had damage to her knee and had to have a knee replacement, back in 2010, I have had a great deal of interest in knee pathologies and how to help with knee pain

Then an opportunity to go to the University of Dundee at their Department of Anatomy to find out a whole lot more, on a Body Dissection Course, the main focus of the course being on being BioTensegrity,  Genetics,Kinetics and Synergetics , with one of the best Human Anatomist, John Sharkey of the NTC in Dublin was to good an opportunity to miss.

Since Jacqui had damage to her knee and had to have a knee replacement, back in 2010, I have had a great deal of interest in knee pathologies and how to help with knee pain Then an opportunity to go to the University of Dundee at their Department of Anatomy to find out a whole lot more, on a Body Dissection Course, the main focus of the course being on being BioTensegrity, Genetics,Kinetics and Synergetics , with one of the best Human Anatomist, John Sharkey of the NTC in Dublin was to good an opportunity to miss.

Not only did we have John Sharkey, but with guest Lectures like Dr Jean-Claude Guimberteau, Jaap van der WalJoanne Avison and Graham Scarr.

I was in my element. needless to say it has opened up a lot more understanding for me ,

Opening up a knee and seeing for myself, all the intricate connections, the layers in the human body, the depth  is truly is amazing, seeing how poor posture damages the body,  As I always say you never stop learning and there is so much more to learn, though what I have learnt from the course will come in extremely useful when treating my clients.

Sporting Injuries, Do not let them ruin your life.

Sporting Injuries

Ben came to Getfitstayfit Norfolk with 2 Chronic Sporting injuries, that were causing problems for him, possibly even to the point, that he would not have been able to continue, on the career  path he had set himself on and worked very hard to achieve.

This is his Testimonial

I started playing rugby at the age of 10, which most of you will know has its fair share of lows when it comes to injury. When I was aged 11 ,I picked up an injury to my groin whilst playing which would further deteriorate for the next 7-8 years without proper treatment.

I was able to continue playing but would often finish games early due to the smallest of impacts causing me unbearable pain. This had a big affect on my personal game as my specific position required skills that demanded that area of my body to be fit and this injury made playing extremely difficult.

A couple of  months ago I had my first treatment with the Bioneuro Sigma-Q & Hydrotherm Massage system with Steve Kirby. I was going for treatment to my groin and also my shoulders.

The last couple of years I had suffered from multiple dislocations to one shoulders and muscle ruptures in the other shoulder. This meant that I would rest until I thought the injuries had recovered and as soon as I started weight training the injury would re-occur, often worse than before.

The scar tissue and damage to the muscles were so bad it would prevent me from even lifting my arm due to the pain.

The session with my shoulders lasted 1 hour where the  Bioneuro Therapy   worked extremely deep into the muscle. At the end of the session Steve performed hands on massage with me laying on the Hydrotherm massage bed (boy was it warm and so relaxing)  he then advised me of  my training plan for the next week.

During the following week I was able to weight train, pain free for the first time in 2 years.

I then had treatment the Bioneuro System treatment on my groin. I was concerned at what effect this would have as Steve had assessed the injury and identified that the there was major tension to the muscle surrounding the groin.

After 2 session of the  Bioneuro & Hydrotherm Massage system the flexibility in my groin is the best it’s been in 8 years

and I now have pain free mobility which I never thought I would regain.

The benefits of the Bioneuro  & Hydrotherm are better than anything I have experienced in injury clinics before, and believe me I’ve had my fair of treatment.

I started playing rugby at the age of 10, which most of you will know has its fair share of lows when it comes to injury. When I was aged 11 ,I picked up an injury to my groin whilst playing which would further deteriorate for the next 7-8 years without proper treatment.I started playing rugby at the age of 10, which most of you will know has its fair share of lows when it comes to injury. When I was aged 11 ,I picked up an injury to my groin whilst playing which would further deteriorate for the next 7-8 years without proper treatment. I was able to continue playing but would often finish games early due to the smallest of impacts causing me unbearable pain. This had a big affect on my personal game as my specific position required skills that demanded that area of my body to be fit and this injury made playing extremely difficult. I was able to continue playing but would often finish games early due to the smallest of impacts causing me unbearable pain. This had a big affect on my personal game as my specific position required skills that demanded that area of my body to be fit and this injury made playing extremely difficult.

To go from severe pain to completely pain free training in just one session pushes the boundaries of what I thought possible, especially considering the severity of my injuries. Thanks to Steve Kirby and the Bioneuro Sigma-Q & Hydrotherm Massage system, I can stay fit for life.

We are pleased to say that Ben is now working with a Top Rugby Club and pushing forward with his career.”

Painful Calf Strain, How we at Getfitstayfit Norfolk CAN HELP YOU

Painful Calf Strain, How we at Getfitstayfit Norfolk CAN HELP YOU

Here at Getfitstayfit Norfolk, we have treated quite a few people with Strains and Sprains.

We can assure you a Calf Strain is very painful, it can keep you off work for several weeks.

We know this is a typical  Football Player Injury along with Groin Strain and Hamstring.

Calf Strain can quite often after a Thigh Strain, which in its self is extremely painful , this then can add on further injury time if it is not managed well keeping players from playing for a number of weeks 

Not everyone has that luxury, of down time to get better after such an injury, if they are playing socially for fitness and fun with friends.

They need to get back to work in a shorter time period, they also need to be back on form.

So what causes this sort of problem and how can it be fixed ?

A calf strain is an injury characterized by tearing of one or more of the calf muscles and typically causes pain in the back of the lower leg.Here at Getfitstayfit Norfolk, we have treated quite a few people with Strains and Sprains. We can assure you a Calf Strain is very painful, it can keep you off work for several weeks, now we know a certain Liverpool Football Player has now got a Calf Strain having only just got over a Thigh Strain, which in its self is extremely painful , he it seems will be unable to play for another few weeks. Not everyone has that luxury, they need to get back to work in a shorter time period, they also need to be back on form. So what causes this sort of problem and how can it be fixed. First of all what is the problem . A calf strain is an injury characterized by tearing of one or more of the calf muscles and typically causes pain in the back of the lower leg. There are 2 major muscles that are affected one of which originates from above the knee joint this is the Gastrocnemius the other of which originates from below the knee joint is the Soleus, Both muscles insert into the heel bone via the Achilles tendon, we all have probably had a twisted ankle at one time and Achilles has a lot to answer for.

First of all what is the problem ?

A calf strain is an injury characterized by tearing of one or more of the calf muscles and typically causes pain in the back of the lower leg.

There are 2 major muscles that are affected one of which originates from above the knee joint  this is the Gastrocnemius the other of which originates from below the knee joint is the Soleus, Both muscles insert into the heel bone via the Achilles tendon, we all have probably  had a twisted ankle at one time and Achilles has a lot to answer for.

What causes it ?

During contraction (Pulling of the muscle ) of the calf, tension is placed through the calf muscle. When this tension is excessive due to too much repetition or high force, the calf muscle can be torn.

There is always a background, or root cause to this problem some

of these factors can be.

There is always a background, or root cause to this problem someof these factors can be. Not warming up the muscles sufficiently Inappropriate/incorrect training Poor flexibility in the calf Bio-mechanics may be out of line causing poor foot posture Ankle joint stiffness Calf weakness Inadequate rehabilitation following a previous calf strain Decreased fitness level Fatigue due to excessive training Neural tightness (Calf muscle tightness is defined by any activity or situation in which those muscles stay contracted beyond or independent of physical exertion).

What is the outcome of a tear? 

This may be from a small partial tear, whereby there is minimal pain and minimal loss of function, to a complete rupture which may require surgical reconstruction.

Why are Strains and tears are graded  from level 1 to level 3 ?

  • Grade 1 Tear: ) A small number of fibres are torn resulting in some pain, but still allowing full function. Rest is needed.
  • Grade 2 Tear: ) A significant number of fibres are torn with a moderate loss of function.(Most calf strains tend to be in the Grade 2 Level)
  • Grade 3 Tear: ) All muscle fibres are ruptured resulting in major loss of function. Very painful and can take a while to come back from this.

 

 

Grade 1 Tear: ) A small number of fibres are torn resulting in some pain, but still allowing full function. Rest is needed. Grade 2 Tear: ) A significant number of fibres are torn with a moderate loss of function.(Most calf strains tend to be in the Grade 2 Level) Grade 3 Tear: ) All muscle fibres are ruptured resulting in major loss of function. Very painful and can take a while to come back from th

So what can be done, to help people who may have done this sort of damage ?

If it is a Grade 3 tear then surgery is the only real answer, but help with pre opp is of real benefit and will aid towards post opp rehabilitation.

Keeping the rest of the muscles supple makes the surgery easier, less chance  of Muscle imbalances, will keep your

Bio-mechanics in line, aiding with flexibility.

Grade 2 tear, this is all about promoting healing and the sooner it can be dealt with the better early intervention, rest and elevation as much as possible, initially ICE is your friend.

This is where we can help greatly with the cutting edge equipment The  Bioneuro Sigma Q, we can help with the promotion of healing long before, other manual methods of intervention, therefore cutting down healing time and the  need for Pharmaceutical  intervention,  this also applies to a Grade 1 tear. Have a look at Johns testimony to see how we helped him after his Strain.

 Getting people back to fitness is what we do,

Upper, Lower Back & Shoulder Pain,Till He Came To Getfitstayfit Norfolk

Back & Shoulder Pain

Guy is a Skilled hard working Plasterer by trade, he has built up his Local business, Hammond and Fox Plastering to a high standard and is very particular about his work and knows how important it is to get a smooth finish.

As you may know good plasterers are hard to come by, but for a long time Guy has been suffering, after 9 years of pain seeing various practitioners, getting no better, he was getting fed up with how the pain in his Neck, Upper, Lower Back and Shoulders, was affecting his sleep and smooth mobility. He came to Getfitstayfit Norfolk after a very difficult time needing help.

After his treatment this is what he had to say.

This is an Email of how he feels now, and how he feels about Getfitstayfit Norfolk

Hi Steve, 

Please find below my thoughts on my treatment received from you these past wks.

I sustained a back injury way back in late 2005 and in the past 9 years I have had treatment from an Osteopath, regular monthly Chiropractic treatment And 3 different NHS Physiotherapists, all giving me a different  diagnosis. The back pain was still there leaving me with a reduced sleep  of 6 hrs per night before the intense pain would wake me up.

I had seen Steve Kirby’s advert in a local magazine and decided to give him a try, he quickly set to work with the Bioneuro therapy system   Sigma Q, on my Upper & Lower back while treating me with Neuromuscular Injury Release  Techniques.

He  told me he was amazed at how long I had been in pain for, he would expect to see improvements in my condition almost straight away, due to the way his Bioneuro therapy machine works.

I sustained a back injury way back in late 2005 and in the past 9 years I have had treatment from an Osteopath, regular monthly Chiropractic treatment And 3 different NHS Physiotherapists, all giving me a different diagnosis. The back pain was still there leaving me with a reduced sleep of 6 hrs per night before the intense pain would wake me up. I had seen Steve Kirby’s advert in a local magazine and decided to give him a try, he quickly set to work with the Bioneuro therapy system Sigma Q, on my Upper & Lower back then afterwards, gave me a massage whilst laying on the Hydrotherm massage bed. He told me he was amazed at how long I had been in pain for, he would expect to see improvements in my condition almost straight away, due to the way his Bioneuro therapy machine works.

After the second session I had 3 days of NO PAIN , at all during the night for the first time in 9 long years, including better mobility in my back and shoulders.

With all the previous treatments I have received from different practitioners, NOT ONE of them has worked in being able, to reduce the pain at all, and improve my mobility so much.

I am looking forward to a pain free Christmas after 9 years of back pain and reduced nightly sleep. I have seen many so called experts about my back including chiropractors and NHS physiotherapists with none being able to offer effective treatment. Steve treated me with the Bioneuro therapy and Neuromuscular Techniques he uses ,I am now enjoying fabulous results .

After so many years living with the pain and discomfort I am finally reaching a point where I can get a good nights sleep and the improvement in my back movement has been excellent.

I can thoroughly recommend Steve as I am delighted with the results I have had.

If someone reads this review in a similar situation to me, then I can highly recommend Steve and his machine to you .

Kind regards,

Guy

We are pleased to say Guy did have a pain free Christmas and is having quite a few nights good sleep.

Large Items to Move Getfitstayfit Norfolk Say’s GET HELP DO NOT MOVE IT BY YOUR SELF

I was born with scoliosis and had a Spinal Fusion at three years old. The operation worked very well up until the age of around 20 when I started to notice lower back pain. This increased over the years leaving me struggling with chronic pain. I tried various things like epidural and nerve root injections but nothing seemed to work. In June 2016 I underwent surgery to correct the curve in my spine, taking a piece out and replacing it with a metal cage as well as two metal rods either side for support. Unfortunately during the operation The surgeon caught my spinal cord leaving me in Spinal Shock and temporally paralysed from the waist down, but within days I started being able to move my legs very slightly but I was unable to move my toes or my feet.

A client, came to us in so much PAIN her back was injured when she tried to move a Sofa BY HERSELF

Large items to move GET HELP.  if it is a big item to move,  Do Not do it by yourself !!!!

Lot’s of folks have done this , tried to move a sofa or a bed by themselves and the next thing , they have hurt their Back badly.

 

Folks there is so much damage you can do by trying to move things that are frankly just to heavy for one person, you have to stop and think of yourself and the consequences.

Thankfully for this client , a lovely lady  we were able to get her Back problems dealt with very quickly, using the Bioneuro Sigma Q and The Hydrothem Massage System, for others, they are not so fortunate.

Large items to move GET HELP. if it is a big item to move, Do Not do it by yourself !!!! Large items to move GET HELP. if it is a big item to move, Do Not do it by yourself !!!! Lot's of folks have done this , tried to move a sofa or a bed by themselves and the next thing , they have hurt their Back badly. Lot’s of folks have done this , tried to move a sofa or a bed by themselves and the next thing , they have hurt their Back badly

Here is her message to us after she had been on a visit to family, after treatment with us.

Just a quick bulletin to let you know that the back is so much better now and also that I am making sure I don’t lose any more battles with heavy sofa’s!

It was so good to go and visit the grandchildren which I am sure I would not have been able to do without your fantastic care and assistance. Travelling 200 miles was a daunting thought but in the end was no problem at all. Thank you for all your kindness and help in enabling me to get back on my feet so quickly.

Back Injury Treatment For James a Dedicated Runner at Getfitstayfit Norfolk

Back Injury Treatment

During the years that I have been a Sports Neuromuscular Injury Therapist I have treated many Runners with various injuries ,getting them back to fitness as soon as I can so they can achieve their goals is one of the things I enjoy the most.

Over the 24 years that I have been a Sports Injury Therapist I have treated many Runners with various injuries ,getting them back to fitness as soon as I can so they can achieve their goals is one of the things I enjoy the most.

Over the years there have also been some great advancements in treatments and I have always kept informed and on top of them.

I have worked with the Bioneuro Sigma Q Therapy system and the Hydrotherm Massage System, as tools for a therapist to use, along with their most important tools their hands, they have proved to be incredibly affective for me at getting my patients back to fitness quicker

Meaning I don’t have to see them as often as some therapist do and they are back doing what they want to do with  “Pain Free Movement”

 

James is a runner I had seen him in the past due to a work related injury.

I had not needed to see him since, he had continued to run, but just recently after a couple of weeks heavy going, he came to see me again.

This is the email he sent me after treatment

Good Evening Steve

May I first thank you for arranging an appointment to see me so quickly.

I think the best way to sum up the success of yesterdays treatment is to say that having struggled with my jogging in recent weeks (and I know this was against your advice) I successfully completed 10 miles this morning with very little discomfort.  I can highly recommend the Bioneuro sigma Q and Hydrotherm massage treatment and am very grateful for your assistance.

I will contact you again after next Sunday with an update.

Kind regards and thank you for your assistance

James

Back injury in Norwich was preventing a young Athlete achieve her Goal

Back injury in Norwich

K came to us with real Problems with her Back, she is a very athletic young lady, with her sailing, her Duke of Edinburgh award and her goal of being in the County Tournament,  having a problem with her back, was becoming a trial for her and making it difficult for her to do all the things she wanted to do.

She has great determination and will go far, but she needed help ,we are so pleased we were able to help her and knowing she is now able to achieve her goals, is what we are all about , we are also so pleased to have received this email to let us know.

K came to us with real Problems with her Back, she is a very athletic young lady, with her sailing, her Duke of Edinburgh award and her goal of being in the County Tournament, having a problem with her back, was becoming a trial for her and making it difficult for her to do all the things she wanted to do.

This is the email she sent us.

Hi Steve,

You may remember me from a couple of months ago, I was just writing to inform you that my back has been holding up pretty well since I last saw you.  I have just had some very good news that I would like to share with you,  In that I have been selected as part of the under 17 Norfolk county team to go to Nottingham and compete in the big Inter County Tournament, as you may remember it had  been my aim since the start of the season.

In other news, I have almost completed  my dinghy instructors course,  whilst on the course I met the team selector for the Norfolk junior team, they are keen to have myself and my friend in the team,  so we will be  heading  down to Deal in Dover this year! 

This is a sign of my progress since I last saw you. Thank you for all you have done to help me.

K

Give your Achilles Tendon a Bit of a Lift? Part 2

Further Problems/ Injuries that occur Paratenonitis is an acute Achilles injury causing inflammation usually due to overuse, affecting the Tendon Sheath or Paratendo “In really acute cases, the tendon can be a sausage shape, because of the severity of the swelling. This is a common one for runners especially after a long run. They may also feel stiffness and discomfort at the beginning of the run, but as you guys always seem to try to push through the discomfort. a word of warning “This will typically aggravated the injury, when you need to relieve it by rest please do so If left untreated, Paratenonitis will progress to the point that any running becomes extremely difficult.”

Further Problems/ Injuries that occur 

Paratenonitis is an acute Achilles injury causing inflammation usually due to overuse, affecting the Tendon Sheath or Paratendo “In really acute cases, the tendon can be a sausage shape, because of the severity of the swelling. This is a common one for runners especially after a long run. They may also feel stiffness and discomfort at the beginning of the run, but as you guys always seem to try to push through the discomfort. a word of warning  “This will typically aggravated the injury, when you need to relieve it by rest please do so If left untreated, Paratenonitis will progress to the point that any running becomes extremely difficult.”

The area approximately two inches above the Calcaneus attachment is most susceptible. In this area, the Achilles tendon does not have good blood supply or cell activity, so injury can be slow to heal. The tendon receives nutrients from the tendon sheath or Paratendon. When an injury occurs to the tendon, cells from surrounding structures migrate into the tendon to assist in repair. Some of these cells come from blood vessels that enter the tendon to provide direct blood flow to increase healing. With the blood vessels you also get nerve fibres’.

It is believed, that these nerve fibres are the cause of the pain. So while it is healing it will cause you a lot more pain, some say “It is like having an Arrow in your heel” Not very fair but unlike Achilles painful fate, you’re not going to die from it and there are things you can do to help yourself, but recovery from an sever Achilles tendon injury can take anything up to 12 or even 16 months, a long time if you are a runner that is why I always say “Early Intervention is better than long recovery time’s”

So what is Tendinosis? Well the point is most pain within the Achilles tendon, may be classified as Tendinosis. This may be because it involves tendon degeneration, whether it has inflammation or not. In addition, the tendon may become weakened and lose its structure. Aging plays it own part in this process, repetitive injury, or a minor trauma, through occupation or sports. Whatever the reason, “Without proper treatment and healing time, of the area Tendinosis will eventually progress to partial or complete ruptures, if you continue to put high pressure on them, that are physically demanding.

So what is Tendinosis?

Well the point is most pain within the Achilles tendon, may be classified as Tendinosis.

This may be because it involves tendon degeneration, whether it has inflammation or not. In addition, the tendon may become weakened and lose its structure. Aging plays it own part in this process, repetitive injury, or a minor trauma, through occupation or sports. Whatever  the reason, “Without proper treatment and healing time, of the area  Tendinosis will eventually progress to partial or complete ruptures, if you continue to put high pressure on them, that are  physically demanding.

What Can You Do To Help or Prevent Achilles Problems?

 

Let’s start with the obvious

Preventive exercises aimed at strengthening the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles,

This means,  repetitions of slowly raising and lowering the body while standing on the affected leg, (Calf Raises)   using the opposite arm to assist balance and support if necessary, starting with the heel in a hyperextended position. (Hyperextension is typically achieved by balancing the forefoot on the edge of a step, a thick book, or a barbell weight. so that the point of the heel is a couple of inches below the forefoot. You don’t have to wait till there is a problem to do this exercise use it in your regular stretches,

Don’t take on too much too fast, slowly Increase the intensity and the difficulty of an exercise and running program do not put strain on your Achilles.

An ultimate must here !

Always Use appropriate footwear. The more arch support, the less strain there is on the heel and associated muscles. Wearing heel pads to reduce the strain on the tendon, and remember, if you start to show signs that there is a problem occurring.

Don’t leave it and hope it goes away, you can’t run it off, and it won’t just go away.

Use Standard RICE Treatment with Icecold compression therapy then please seek help. Early intervention can save you from lots of problems later.

 If you have an injury and need more advice give us a call, but please don’t leave it.

A few weeks rest or less, from running is better than 12 months or not ever again. 

 

Give your Achilles Tendon a Bit of a Lift? Part 1

Achilles Tendon

He may have died in the Greek Trojan wars, this tendon is named after him, it is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body, but  to  to many a Runner it is synonymous to injury and be the cause of pain, most  know it as The Achilles Tendon. or the Calcaneal Tendon or the Tendo Calcaneus.

Over the years I have found myself treating many, Achilles Tendon Injures some, after surgery, but I am happy to see more people, getting treatment before the situation has deteriorated to the point that only option is that of surgery, I hope this information may help some of the runners to avoid.

Problems that Occur with the Achilles Tendon.

The Achilles is the tendinous extension of 2 muscles in the lower leg: gastrocnemius and soleus. It also serves to attach the plantaris, gastrocnemius (calf) and soleus muscles to the calcaneus (heel) bone, In humans, the tendon passes the  posterior of the leg to the ankle It is about 15 centimetres (6 in) long, and begins near the middle of the calf.

 The Achilles’ muscle reflex tests the integrity of the spinal root.  The tendon can receive a load stress 3.9 times body weight during walking and 7.7 times body weight when running. (Think about  that on your next run)  Achilles tendon ruptures are most likely to occur in sports requiring, sudden eccentric stretching, such as sprinting, also long runs pounding the pavement will do the job just as well.

Some of the Problems/ Injuries that occur Insertion Tendonitis This is an inflammation at the point where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. When you have this problem you will have tenderness directly over the insertion of the Achilles tendon, which is commonly associated with calcium formation, or a bone spur forming just above the insertion point. You may also suffer a Retrocalcaneal bursitis; this is caused by movement-related irritation of the Retrocalcaneal bursa, the fluid-filled cushioning sac between the heel bone and the Achilles tendon. The bursa can become inflamed or thickened and stick to the tendon, because of overuse or repetitive loading. You will feel pain when squeezing the tendon itself or the space just in front of the tendon.

Some of the Problems/ Injuries that occur

Insertion Tendonitis This is an inflammation at the point where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. When you have this problem you will have tenderness directly over the insertion of the Achilles tendon, which is commonly associated with calcium formation, or a bone spur forming just above the insertion point. You may also suffer a Retrocalcaneal bursitis; this is caused by movement-related irritation of the Retrocalcaneal bursa, the fluid-filled cushioning sac between the heel bone and the Achilles tendon. The bursa can become inflamed or thickened and stick to the tendon, because of overuse or repetitive loading. You will feel pain when squeezing the tendon itself or the space just in front of the tendon.

I know that retrocalcaneal bursitis are  associated with Rheumatoid arthritis ,but in most occurrences in athletes, only  one side is involved so may  not be associated with a “Systemic disease ” Please get this checked by your GP if you have any doubts”.

Tendonitis also involves pain in front of the Achilles tendon and a bony enlargement of the heel bone, known as Haglund’s deformity, which is referred to as a ‘pump bump.’ “Most cases of Haglund’s deformity will occur in ladies who wear high-heeled shoes, but runners are also prone to this sort of injury.

PAIN Was My Constant Companion, Till Helped By Getfitstayfit Norfolk

I was born with scoliosis and had a Spinal Fusion at three years old. The operation worked very well up until the age of around 20 when I started to notice lower back pain. This increased over the years leaving me struggling with chronic pain. I tried various things like epidural and nerve root injections but nothing seemed to work. In June 2016 I underwent surgery to correct the curve in my spine, taking a piece out and replacing it with a metal cage as well as two metal rods either side for support. Unfortunately during the operation The surgeon caught my spinal cord leaving me in Spinal Shock and temporally paralysed from the waist down, but within days I started being able to move my legs very slightly but I was unable to move my toes or my feet.

Pain, I Suffer with it all the time, so do 4 million people aged 30 suffer from work related injury,

 

Some pain is so severe that they must live on a cocktail of medication in order to cope. 

My PAIN started in 1982 after an accident at work. I was a serving member of the British armed forces. I had hurt myself a number of times over a 10 year period but the last fall did damage to my spine.

PAIN was my constant companion (you know what I’m saying) you learn to live with it because you need to work to pay the bills I drove a cab in London and then ran an employment agency. I wanted to live as normal a life as I could. I rode a motorbike a Yamaha fz750 then a Kawasaki.

I moved up to Great Yarmouth in 2010. I was on my bike one morning when a white van man from came out of a side turning and hit me.

My arm was knocked so far out of the socket it severed all the nerves; this resulted in massive muscle loss in my left arm. James Paget gave me 20 minutes physiotherapy every 5 weeks. It was PAIN, on top of more pain. I was looking for more physiotherapy.

Then I was introduced to Steve Kirby.

Steve gave me a 2 hour workout on the Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q(∑Q)® and that same day I came off my pain killers.

I get twinges now and then but it soon dies down to a slight throb. NO PAIN

I want people to know that PAIN is real and it will stop you from doing so much in life, please don’t let PAIN win.

Steve Kirby and his wife Jacqui, have changed my life and continue to do so, I have feeling in my fingers where I had none before.

Mr Cutts my orthopaedic consultant sent me to Mr Shields the Neuro consultant at Norfolk & Norwich who was pleased at the improvement I have made but all thanks to Steve Kirby.

So if you’re in PAIN give Steve a ring it will change your life for the better.

Steve