Category Archives: Lifestyle

3 Simple Exercises To Get You Ski Fit

T’is the ski-son!!! Skiing season is well underway at this stage and thankfully most of our patients are returning from their winter holiday in tip-top shape. A few have not been so fortunate, however, and are back on the treatment table in our clinics. Most skiing injuries are in the knee or in the upper […]

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Can Osteopathy Help With Pins & Needles In My Arm?

It’s Q&A time. Here is a question we got asked by a concerned patient recently. Question: I get numbness and bad pins and needles in my left arm and hand when I wake in the morning. Is this something you can help with? Answer: Without seeing you and understanding a little bit more about your […]

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5 Foods That Can Help With Aches & Pains

I was chatting with my Mum recently and she was raving about the healing powers of banana peel on our skin. I had heard about this years ago but hadn’t really thought about it any further. Anyway our chat got me thinking and I decided to do a little bit of research to find out […]

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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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It Is Never Too Late To Improve Your Bone Health

I’m sure many of us of a certain age will remember that advertisement “Them bones them bones need calcium…” which was aimed at getting us all to drink more milk and get more calcium into our diets to improve bone health. Calcium is vital to our bone and teeth health but vitamin D is also […]

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Struggling With Headaches? Here’s How Osteopathy Can Help

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 This Christmas

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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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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Helpful Tips To Avoid “Text Neck”

In an age when so many of us are using smartphones, tablets and laptops for hours on end, it’s no wonder neck pain is becoming one of the most common conditions we treat at Nolan Osteopathy. One condition in particular is becoming very common and has become known as “text neck”. Look around you today […]

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