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What is carpal tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

Définition: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition, meaning it affects the median nerve when it passes through the little tunnel in the wrist, the carpal tunnel. Physiopathology: The carpal tunnel is formed by the carpal bones that form an ark and the carpal ligament which closes the ark. Several structures pass through this narrow […]

Physiotherapy interventions for urinary incontinence and pelvic floor rehabilitation

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. This leakage, minor or major, affects quality of life and sometimes prevents people from performing daily activities in fear of incontinence. Sports, hobbies, sexual intercourse, etc. many aspects of our lives can be touched by urinary incontinence when not treated. Research also shows a link […]

What does it mean to have a herniated disc?

A herniated disc happens when the centre of the intervertebral disc, the nucleus pulposus travels outside the tight bands of fibrous bands of annulus that form the outside of the disc. Yes but… what does it really mean? Just imagine your vertebral column is made out of lego pieces. Every piece fits tightly with the […]

Tendon vs ligaments

Ligament: A ligament is a tight band of fibrous connective tissue made primarily of collagen fibres which makes it extra resistant. Ligaments ensure stability between two bones that form an articulation (joint), and stability of organs in the body. Ligaments are immobile and therefore are used to limit excessive movements of a joint to prevent […]

What is sciatica?

    What are the possible causes of sciatica? Firstly, sciatica can occur following a herniated disc or any irritation at the base of the nerve root. If the irritation or compression is important the symptoms will be more intense and might happen further down the leg. Sciatica can also be associated with arthritis or […]

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