Symptoms and Conditions
Words you might have heard:
- Shin splints
- Nerve impingement
- Runners knee/ jumpers knee
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Over pronation
- Disc injuries
- Trapped nerves
What could be behind my pain?
Leg, hip and pelvic pain can be caused by many different sources and may well be linked together. For example a disc injury in your back could lead to impingement of a nerve, which, in turn, could cause referred symptoms down as far as your feet. This is often referred to as sciatica. Or a tight overused muscle in one of your feet could cause altered movement patterns and compensation through your knee and hip leading to pain and restrictions in your pelvis.
Pregnancy and birth put different demands upon the whole body but particularly the pelvis, hips and lower extremity. This often leads to restrictions and pain, for example pubic symphysis dysfunction. Osteopathy can help greatly to keep you comfortable during pregnancy and deal with any niggles that may appear as a result of postural changes.
Arthritis (wear and tear) can also cause pain in the hips and knees. Although osteopathy cannot cure arthritis it can often be used to improve the health of the joints, leading to pain relief.
How Osteopathy can help
Osteopathic treatment is specific to you as an individual. It aims to deal with the origin of your pain rather than just covering up the symptoms.
After an initial consultation to determine the root cause of your problem, we use a variety of techniques that aim to resolve the initial cause and to tackle any other factors that may be causing your symptoms.
What is involved
Treatment involves manipulation, massage and articulation (gentle movement) of the joints to release restrictions, to decrease excessive muscular tightness or spasm and to encourage good movement and function of the joints involved. This promotes the healing and health of the problematic area by ensuring adequate blood supply, drainage and movement.
An initial consultation is up to an hour and twenty minutes – shorter if the condition is not too complicated. Treatment sessions are 30 – 40 minutes per session.
The average number of treatments with an osteopath is between 3-5, however it does very much depend upon the person and the problem they have. For example if you have to keep doing something in work that sets off your issue, you may need more sessions.
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Great treatment, works wonders for any niggles or problems I have. My shoulders needed a fair bit of work due to general tightness and years of neglect. within two treatments the difference has been significant when testing and retesting but the difference how I felt lifting was huge. Very precise and knowledgeable in treating to the root of the issue and correcting it, very professional and super friendly. Going to be getting treatments on a monthly basis to keep me moving well.
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