Category Archives: Joint Pain

How Osteopathy Can Help With Post-Natal Problems

As I’m sure you’ll have noticed from my previous blogs on the topic, I’m very passionate about using osteopathy to help mums to be who are suffering with aches and pains as a result of pregnancy. In many cases, what is required is some straightforward posture and lifestyle advice and adjustments. You’ll find more information […]

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

Marathon time is just around the corner, which means we are in the middle of the training season. It’s a time that some runners dread, while others look forward to it. Training for a marathon can be challenging both mentally and physically as you work to stay focused and build your body into a strong, […]

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What To Do When You Get A Back Muscle Spasm

The dreaded back muscle spasm. One moment you’re bending over to pick something up and the next you’re in absolute agony unable to move. Muscle spasms can be caused by muscle imbalances, overuse, a sports injury or an accident but it could also be your body telling you that there may be a more serious […]

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Is It Safe To Visit An Osteopath During Pregnancy?

Yes it is safe to visit an osteopath during pregnancy and many women find it invaluable in the later stages of pregnancy when the body is under considerable strain. Many expectant mums experience pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and pelvis, while indigestion, heartburn, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) and fatigue are also […]

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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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Love Gardening? These 6 Tips Will Help You Avoid Injury

We love a bit of gardening here at Nolan Osteopathy. Not only is it good for your physical health, it is also great for your mental wellbeing and for alleviating stress and anxiety. However, many people hurt themselves unnecessarily when gardening by overdoing it and not being aware of their posture when carrying out certain […]

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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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Using Medical Acupuncture To Treat Acute and Chronic Pain

Medical acupuncture is an increasingly popular technique for treating acute (recent sharp pain) and chronic (over a prolonged period) pain conditions and it is something we use in all of our clinics. We have had some very good results with patients who have had neck, shoulder and knee problems, while it has also worked well […]

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