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Headache Treatment and causes - An MSK Therapy perspective

Headaches are a common factor in life. The headache market is a multi-billion dollar industry for the pharmaceutical industry. Equally, the consumer has grown accustomed to reaching for over the counter medications such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen. However, many such products do not identify the root cause of the headaches and often only mask symptoms. Equally, there is growing evidence of the longer-term effects of prolonged use of such medications and, in some cases, even causing headaches. Headaches can occur for various reasons, levels of severity and differing symptoms. Many types of headaches have a musculoskeletal or myofascial component. It is often possible to reduce the frequency and even severity of such headaches with simple lifestyle changes and hands-on treatment. The full article looks more at possible causes of headaches and treatment , including the relevance of myofascial trigger point pain. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem.

Trochanteric Bursitis and Hip Pain - An MSK Therapy Perspective

  Trochanteric Bursitis and Hip Pain Hip pain caused by Trochanteric Bursitis is surprisingly common. Trauma caused by falls is a common reason for experiencing hip bursitis symptoms. Often, when people fall, specific contact points hit the floor first, such as hands, elbows, shoulders, and hips. Hence, many areas can get injured during a fall, and hips often take the brunt of many falls. Due to other swelling and pain, symptoms of trochanteric bursitis may not be apparent at the time of injury. Equally, unresolved injuries and habits can result in tissue adaptations and changes in biomechanics, which can also lead to hip bursitis. Such changes can lead to gradual symptom onset with no obvious, apparent cause. The full article on  Hip Pain and Trochanteric Bursitis  explains more about, symptoms, possible causes, anatomy and MSK Therapy treatment options. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 2020, the author chose