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How Does Pain Work?

Pain science has come a long way in the last 10 years! We’re now able to use modern imaging techniques to see exactly what happens when we’re in pain, and naturally this information is incredibly useful to healthcare professionals (like…

Pain-free Christmas Wrapping

The Ergonomics of Christmas Wrapping With Christmas just around the corner, it’s that time to start helping Santa and wrapping the presents.  Which can be a big job and require a lot of time being in one position to get them all done for…

 Lower Back Pain and Christmas

Christmas is an unlikely nightmare for people suffering with lower back pain. Traipsing around the shopping centre, high heel wearing, and standing for long hours at parties or after work drinks can all be problematic. There are some pro…

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. The median nerve runs the whole length of the arm and through part of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This nerve supplies…

No Brain No Pain – 3 BIG misconceptions about pain

Can you remember your school biology lessons? If you can, you might remember a diagram of a foot stepping on a pin and sending pain signals up to the brain. The brain would then send signals to tell the foot to remove itself from the pin, or…

What is Gout?

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis, which is extremely painful giving intense, acute pain making joints become swollen, hot, red and shiny.   The pain can be so painful that even light touch or the touch of a bed sheet can cause…

What is Text Neck?

Despite it’s incredibly modern name, Text Neck is nothing new. It describes pain and discomfort from having your head bent forwards for long periods of time – most commonly people now experience this from prolonged periods of looking at…

The Truth About Trapped Nerves

Have you ever been told you have a trapped nerve and wondered what that actually means? How does a nerve become “trapped”? How can it be “released”? This blog aims to answer those questions for you! What is a trapped nerve? The…

Pains in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when your body changes – a lot. Here, we’re going to outline some of the biomechanical problems we see ladies with in the clinic, and how osteopathy can help.   Sciatica We’ve had previous blog posts…

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe pain in muscles and tendons from a repetitive action, commonly in the forearms and hands. In a nutshell, repetitive strain injury is a diagnosis by exclusion. The problem is that…

3 things you didn't know about Arthritis

It's incredibly common, but here are 3 things you perhaps didn’t know about Arthritis... 1.) Not all Arthritis is the same There are actually over 100 different kinds of arthritic conditions, so not everyone with arthritis experiences…

The Problem with Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain seems to be one of the most prevalent health complaints of adults in the UK. In fact, it was named the leading cause of disability world-wide in 2010. It is the second most common reason that we visit our GP, and the most common…

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is the recurring plague of many of our sports-people patients. If it doesn’t prevent them from perusing their sport entirely, the often chronic nature of this condition slows their progression and blights their performance.   What…