Category Archives: Lifestyle

Tennis Elbow: Getting To Grips With This Painful Problem

I’m sure many of us will have heard of a painful condition called Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis. This is a type of repetitive strain injury and, unsurprisingly, many people believe it is caused by playing too much tennis or other racket sports such as squash. In fact, only around 5% of people who suffer […]

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8 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

Ever had that situation where you’re tired but just can’t seem to fall asleep? It used to happen to me quite a lot and it seems I’m not alone. According to a study by the UK Sleep Council, the average person gets only six and a half hours’ sleep each night, which most of us […]

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Why are my joints so stiff in the morning?

Here’s an interesting question we received recently from David, who is one of our patients. Q: My back and knees are always really stiff when I wake up in the morning? Is there anything I can do about it? This is a common complaint that we hear, especially from older patients. Most people accept that […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – everything you need to know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a type of a repetitive strain injury. It’s a problem that affects millions of people around the world every day and the cure, as always, will depend on understanding the cause of the problem in the first place. The carpal tunnel is a channel in your wrist and the tendons that […]

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Skiing – Tips on How to Avoid Injury on the Slopes

And so it begins!! Skiing season that is and right on cue we are beginning to see a steady stream of skiing related injuries coming before us. People invest so much time in finding great accommodation and funky clothes but never take the time to properly prepare their body for the rigours of skiing. Injuries […]

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DIY Exercises to Help Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

If you are experiencing persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of your heel or foot, you may be suffering with a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the thick piece of tissue or ligament that connects the heel bone to your toes. One […]

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Using Osteopathy to Treat Headaches and Migraines

We’ve had a quite a few people say to us recently that they didn’t know that osteopathy was used to treat migraines and headaches. Well it can be a very effective treatment method, although this will largely depend on what is causing the headache in the first place. Headaches will generally fall into one of […]

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Top Tips For Relieving Pain When Driving

I read somewhere recently that people in the UK spend an average of 10-12 hours a week driving. Whether this is for commuting to work or for meeting up with family and friends, it is a long time to be sitting in a car and it can be a very uncomfortable experience if you’re in […]

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The Best Exercises For Relieving Shoulder Pain and Frozen Shoulder

Many people suffer with shoulder pain in the UK, which can be caused by poor posture at work, trauma, sports or just sleeping awkwardly. Some of the most common diagnosis for shoulder pain include; rotator cuff dysfunction frozen shoulder biceps tendonitis acromioclavicular (A/C) joint dysfunction osteoarthritis hypermobility/instability of the shoulder While it is difficult to […]

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