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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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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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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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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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Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches caused by something going on in the neck are called Cervicogenic Headaches (CGH). Your osteopath can identify the cause and treat it to resolve your pain. CGHs are often confused with tension type headaches (TTH), but the causes for the latter are unknown. CGHs can be explained by a problem in the neck, such …

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