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Sex injuries in men have gone up by four times in last five years

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 23, 2017, 10:42 am IST
Updated : Oct 23, 2017, 10:42 am IST

Expert admits that the rise in reports is due to people being less ashamed of their sexual experiences.

Some of the common injuries include, neck injuries, wrist fractures, ankle sprains, and back problems as well as hernias. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Some of the common injuries include, neck injuries, wrist fractures, ankle sprains, and back problems as well as hernias. (Photo: Pixabay)

A leading osteopath now warns that the number of middle-aged men who come in for treatment due to sex injuries have gone up by four times in the last five years.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Stephen Makinde, clinical director of the 'Perfect Balance' clinic in Harley Street said that slipping in the shower is the main cause of such accidents as couples are becoming increasingly adventurous, resulting in wrist fractures, ankle sprains and even hernias.

 

According to Makinde, around 80 percent of non-amorous injuries are caused by love-sick couples. This, he admits, is due to people being less ashamed of their sexual experiences.

Makinde goes on to add that while earlier injuries associated with sexual activity used to account for a small percentage of the non-sporting cases he treated - around 20 per cent. But in the last five years it has increased to around 80 per cent.

He goes on to add that most of the patients are middle-aged males roughly in their mid 50s.

Some of the common injuries, according to him include, neck injuries, wrist fractures, ankle sprains, and back problems as well as hernias.

 

Makinde adds that in such cases, honesty can make the difference between someone being treated for two or three weeks, or being treated just once or twice to completely resolve a condition.

He adds that often the work of physiotherapists; chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists and massage therapists fail because they don't have the full story.

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