Osteopathy

Rheumatic Pain

Rheumatic conditions cannot be cured by osteopathy, but they may respond well with regards to pain. Osteopathy and Rheumatic Conditions Osteopaths learn about these conditions during training, as we need to be able to identify when something is out of our remit. Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is different to osteoarthritis (more on that below). …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a collection of symptoms caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. Alongside the median nerve, other nerves and tendons run through this tunnel, which is located on the underside of the wrist. The symptoms of an irritated nerve can include: Pain, often sharp or shooting Numbness …

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Sciatica

Sciatica is a collection of symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is irritated. The sciatic nerve is a thick nerve that runs down the back of the leg. It starts in the lower back, where a number of nerves leave the spinal cord and join to form the sciatic nerve. After running down the …

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Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles in pregnancy or obesity. The body needs these muscles to separate in pregnancy, but often their failure to come back together goes unnoticed. It is important to recognise that this is not the same as a muscle tear, and is not considered traumatic. The separation is …

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy can come with an array of uncomfortable symptoms. Most minor aches and pains will resolve at birth, but our aim is to make them manageable in the meantime. Lower Back Pain One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is lower back pain. From the beginning of the first trimester, hormones are already circulating …

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Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

If you’re suffering from osteoarthritis in your hip or knee, your osteopath can help. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the “wear and tear” form of arthritis. Sometimes we talk about “wear, tear, and repair” to reference the body’s ability to heal from arthritis to some extent. A diagnosis of OA does not mean you’re stuck getting worse …

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Tension

The body expresses stress and tension through tight muscles and defensive postures. Like other muscular or postural issues, your osteopath can help. Stressed Shoulders The raised shoulders of someone under tension have more effects than just local discomfort. Beneath the larger tight muscles are smaller ones involved in breathing. These are less efficient at assisting …

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