Category Archives: Joint Pain

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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Exercises You Can Do At Home 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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Struggling with Back, Neck or Shoulder Pain? These Tips Will Help You Sleep Better

Millions of people around the globe struggle to get a good night’s sleep and neck, shoulder or back pain is often a key contributor to the problem. Sleeping repeatedly in the same position night after night can in itself cause the pain in the first place. Various studies in the UK suggest that the most […]

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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 racquet 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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