Non-Traumatic Neck Pain

Neck pain can come out of nowhere, and even a cricked neck that develops overnight can sometimes stick around for longer than anticipated. Your osteopath can help you to manage these episodes, and help you with those aches and pains that keep coming back. Causes of Neck Pain Like the lower back, there are a …

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Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is the technical name for tennis elbow. It is similar to medial epicondylitis: golfer’s elbow. Both are inflammation of the point where muscles attach to bone. For the former it is wrist extension (the tennis backhand motion) and for the latter it’s wrist flexion. Symptoms of Epicondylitis Pain usually comes on somewhat gradually, …

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition causing pain and loss of movement in the shoulder. Not all movements are affected. The following three become painful and limited throughout the course of the freezing phase: external rotation: reaching to the back seat in the car internal rotation: putting your arm in a sleeve abduction: lifting your arm …

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Myths About Pain

The way you think about your pain plays a role in how it feels. This is not to say that it’s “all in your head”, but that pain is contextual. In the same way that a papercut doesn’t always hurt until you see it, other pain can be worse when the perceived cause is something …

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a form of sciatica. Sciatica is a specific problem, not just a generic term for leg pain. The sciatic nerve, which runs from just outside the spine down the back of the thigh and down to the foot, is irritated. Symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness, or shooting pain may present …

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How Does Osteopathy Work?

Osteopathy is a drug-free therapy involving hands-on treatment. Its work is built on principles that acknowledge the body’s capacity for healing, the relationship between structure and function, and others. These principles guide the way we examine and treat. Your osteopath will look at you as a whole to understand the root causes of your symptoms. …

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