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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is a small space in the palmar side of the wrist. It is surrounded by bones at the bottom, and soft tissues at the top. Tendons and nerves run through here, but may be compressed or irritated.…

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Bursitis

Bursitis

Bursae are fatty pads that are present all over the body. They sit between muscles or tendons and bones, and minimise friction on soft tissues. Despite this, they can become irritated themselves, often as a result of excess or repeated…

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Shin Splints

A common sports injury among runners, shin splints are poorly understood. What we know about Shin Splints Although the exact science behind them is unknown, we do know the basics. They are a condition of a muscle and bone. Tibialis…

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Hypermobility

Hypermobility

When treating a patient, we always look beyond the diagnosis. There are countless elements that affect a case, including psychological factors and biomechanical ones. Hypermobility is an example of a mechanical factor that makes a huge difference to the way…

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Snapping Hip

Snapping Hip Syndrome

Some joints might click or clunk readily, like your knuckles or neck. The hip is not a joint we click like this, but sometimes it does feel like it. There are a few reasons why the hip might click (or…

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What Is An Osteopath?

What Is An Osteopath?

An Osteopath is someone who has studied the body in depth, and completed at least 1000 hours in clinic before qualifying. We sit somewhere on the spectrum of physiotherapists and chiropractors, but each osteopath will work slightly differently. Osteopathy has…

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood condition. Its name literally means "painful muscles and soft tissues" but there's more to it than that. Symptoms of Fibromyalgia The condition affects women more than men. It is characterised by widespread chronic pain, but…

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Examples Of Neuralgia

Neuralgia

Neuralgia is a term that literally means nerve (neuro-) pain (-algia). What is Neuralgia? Although the name is quite broad, neuralgia does not encompass all nerve pain. Three good examples are trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, and sciatica. Trigeminal Neuralgia The…

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Digestion And Osteopathy

Digestion

Issues with digestion are diverse, and some may respond well to osteopathic treatment. Functional Issues with Digestion A functional condition is one that affects function, but not structure. An example of this is IBS: scans or biopsies would not be…

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Effects Of Tension

Tension

Tension in our muscles might be a sign of tension in our everyday lives, or it may simply be the result of a muscle injury. Osteopaths can help to relieve tight muscles, and work out why they were tight in…

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