Osteoarthritis of The Knee – A Help Guide To Keeping Moving

Knee pain affects nearly 50% of people over the age of 50, and in 25% of those people it becomes a long-term problem although it can occur at any time of life. The pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee can significantly reduce your quality of life, your experiences with your family and impact on […]

14 Tips For Your Marathon D-Day

1. Taper Tapering before a race is reducing the amount and intensity of your training in the weeks prior to your event to ensure you peak for the event. This is necessary to allow full recovery of the shock absorbing capacity of the trained muscles. The general advice given from studies states that training should […]

Why Have I Got Back Pain?

Mrs Dunne (not her real name) came to see me with back pain but she couldn’t understand why she had it, as she was always active, and she hadn’t lifted anything heavy or from an awkward position recently. Yesterday she found it difficult to get out of bed and so decided to see me her […]

Christmas is Back!

Yes it is a play on words, but carrying heavy bags and the whole stress of Christmas can be a real strain on our backs, shoulders and necks. The stress of it can also bring on headaches. Father Christmas really does need to be fit to visit so many places let alone squeeze through those […]

A glass of milk a day may delay knee osteoarthritis in women

Osteoarthritis (OA, wear and tear) of the knee currently has no cure but new research shows that drinking milk every day has been linked to reduced progression of the disease in women. Research published in the American College of Rheumatology journal Arthritis Care and Research showed that women who regularly drank low-fat or fat free […]

Running or Jogging – is it bad for your joints?

More of us are taking up running than ever before in the UK. But is it bad for your joints – especially knees & hips? Scientists have struggled to find a conclusive link between activity and osteoarthritis, in fact some believe that running offers some protection for joints. Runners hit the ground with about 8 […]

Stop That Pain in the Neck

            Osteopathy can help neck and shoulder problems. Osteopaths regularly treat neck or shoulder pain and stiffness. Injury may come from whiplash, osteoarthritis or even just sleeping awkwardly. Trapped nerves can also sometimes cause pins and needles in the arm or hand. However if you also feel unwell, have a […]