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Wrist Pain

We’ve already covered carpal tunnel syndrome, but not everyone’s wrist pain is a result of that one condition. The wrist is one of the most complicated joints in the body and It’s made up of 8 small bones, called the carpal bones. These...

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Slipped Discs

Most people have heard of a ‘slipped disc', but not many know what it means to have one. When patients come to our clinic, they’ll often ask if we think they have a disc “out of place” and if so, could we please put it back. We sincerely...

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How come some people can do the splits?

What is flexibility and what are the benefits of it? When most people take up a workout regime, flexibility is usually the last thing to spring to mind – yes, our toes might be more visible to us once we’ve lost those pesky pounds, but...

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Tennis Elbow

Wimbledon is over, but your elbow still hurts Tennis elbow is usually experienced as pain over the outer surface of the elbow. It often radiates up and down the arm too. The pain is frequently described as ‘insidious’, as it’s not...

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Shin Splints

Shin and lower leg pain The medical term for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). MTSS is thought to be responsible for up to 35% of all exercise-related leg pain1, and it’s characterised by pain along the inner side of...

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Thou cold sciatica, cripple our senators, that their limbs may halt as lamely as their manners.” William Shakespeare, 1564 Back pain bothering you? As you can see, Shakespeare wasn’t amused by sciatica in the slightest. Sciatica is a...

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Osteopathy and headache

Calling all headache sufferers If you suffer with headaches and/or migraines, you’re certainly not alone. Headaches are so common that according to the World Health Organization, almost one in twenty adults have a headache nearly every...

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Gardening – Keep Injury Free

The joys of gardening There’s nothing more pleasant than sitting outside and enjoying a summer garden, and gardening can be fantastic exercise. However, as the green-fingered types amongst us know, a lot of hard work goes into creating a...

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture if you’re fancy, is a condition that causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder. According to the NHS, 1 in 20 people may be affected by frozen shoulder at any...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome, otherwise known as or median nerve entrapment, is the most common type of trapped nerve that people experience. So common, in fact, that 11% of us are experiencing it at any one time. (1,2). This uncomfortable,...

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Feet are Amazing

No, really! Most of us take our feet for granted and simply see them as the things we balance on to get from A to B. If we think about them at all. But our feet work so hard for us, and from an osteopath's point of view, they're...

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Is your maintenance MOT due?

During our lifetime, the majority of us will experience an episode of musculoskeletal dysfunction or compromise. 80% to 90% of people experience some degree of back pain at one time or another, so don’t feel bad if you’re not one of the...

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Meet Your Pelvic Floor

Meet your pelvic floor! Are you never sure whether to trust a sneeze, a cough or a laugh for fear of below-the-belt leakage? Do you find that no matter how fast you sprint to the loo, your bladder (or even your bowels) decides that it is...

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Pregnancy – How osteopathy can help

Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes a remarkable amount of change - both hormonally and physically. Most women are well informed about hormonal changes and are excited to see their baby bump develop. However, many mums don’t...

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How osteopathy got rid of Aimee’s headaches!

A few people have been asking about how we can help with headaches recently, as Aimee is a headache sufferer we thought we would share her story: I started getting really bad headaches as a teenager, I would wake up with a banging...

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Osteopathy and IT band syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome or ITB syndrome is thought to be the second most common complaint of distance runners, this is why it is known as runners knee. The number one most common injury is patellofemoral pain syndrome, and in my opinion...

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An osteopath’s perspective on feet

Feet are amazing! So this blog is about feet…this is because from an osteopath’s perspective they are just so clever! Believe it or not feet are actually quite amazing…and they do a heck of a lot…and a lot of the time they do this whilst...

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Pregnancy and osteopathy

Hello and welcome to my blog! This blog is about all things osteopathy, all things movement and all things Swansea. I love osteopathy, movement, and Swansea so for me this is an absolute pleasure! So this first blog entry is all about...

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