The following injuries can benefit from medical massage:
– lower back (lumbar L4-L5-S)
– upper back (between shoulder blades)
– neck, occipital (cervical C5-C6-C7)
– rotator cuff (frozen shoulder)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.
Medically termed sinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when the cavities around your nose become swollen and inflamed. Sinusitis is most often caused by a virus and often lasts long after the other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. Rarely, fungus or bacteria may cause a sinus infection.
Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve. Neck pain can come from common infections, such as virus infection of the throat, leading to lymph node (gland) swelling and neck pain
Hamstrings & Calfs Pain
Pain in your calf and hamstring may result from a direct injury, such as landing on your knee, or from repetitive movements, like running on a slanted surface or kneeling down. Include a regular weight training program of leg exercises, such as squats and leg curls, into your daily routine to enhance the strength of your leg muscles, bones and joints, and reduce your risk of calf and hamstring pain.
Calf and hamstring pain can be caused by sciatica, a condition in which your sciatic nerve is irritated. A pulled hamstring muscle near your knee joint or a pulled calf muscle near the knee induces pain. The bursas lubricating and cushioning your knee joint and the pelvic attachment of your hamstring muscle can become irritated and swollen, causing pain. A complete rupture of your hamstring tendons near your knee joint generates pain in the hamstring and calf muscles.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms that occur together. Although many people think of it as an arthritic condition due to the symptoms, it’s not a type of arthritis.
Lymphedema, lymphoedema, or lymphatic obstruction is a chronic (long-term) condition in which excess fluid (lymph) collects in tissues causing edema (swelling). Lymphedema can be very debilitating. In short, lymphedema is edema due to lymphatic fluid; a blockage of the lymphatic system.