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Debby
Jun 17 2015

Low Level Laser Nail Treatment for Fungal Nails

A yellow, discoloured and thickened toenail could mean that you have a fungal infection (onychomycosis). More than simply a cosmetic problem, a thickened and discoloured fungal nail can lead to pressure on the nail bed and discomfort when wearing shoes.


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Debby
May 17 2015

A Gouty Problem….

Gout is a type of arthritis that is caused by having too much uric acid in the joints. Uric acid is a substance that forms when your body breaks down a substance called purines. Uric acid usually dissolves in your blood and passes through your kidneys into your urine.


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Debby
Feb 01 2015

Neck Pain…it’s a pain in the neck

Neck pain is common in people of all ages and is often caused by how we use our necks. Working all day at a computer, driving long distances, poor posture while standing or sitting, stress and tiredness are all factors that can cause the muscles in the neck and upper back to become tight and the joints to become stiff which can contribute to ongoing neck pain


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Debby
Apr 25 2014

Low Back Pain

Signs and Symptoms: Typically patients present with pain in the lower back, often spreading down to the buttocks or back or side of the thigh. The pain may increase during movement or weight bearing on the affected side. Sneezing, coughing, rolling over in bed, sitting for long periods and driving can also be very uncomfortable.


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Debby
Mar 18 2014

The Slipped Disc Myth

“My disc was out and he just clicked it back!” Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube! A disc is a pulpy substance that sits in the centre of the vertebrae and acts …


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Debby
Mar 18 2014

Tennis elbow – not just for tennis players…

Tendons are tough bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Repetitive activities and overuse can cause injury and lead to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Tendonitis can affect many different tendons in the body. If it is experienced around …


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Debby
Mar 18 2014

Sports Activities & Injuries

Sports activities are a regular way of life for many of us now and involve people from across all age groups from those who have an avid interest to those who just wish to keep fit; from the elite professional …


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Debby
Mar 18 2014

What is Severs?

Severs is a condition that affects children between the ages of 10 – 14, both boys and girls. It is characterized by pain in one or both heels when weight bearing and children who participate in a lot of sporting …


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Debby
Mar 18 2014

Is exercise beneficial for osteoarthritic joints?

Osteoarthritis is characterized by degeneration of the cartilage that lines the surfaces of our joints, or by the formation of bony outgrowths known as osteophytes. This causes pain, stiffness and occasionally loss of movement of the affected joint(s). The most …


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Debby
Mar 18 2014

Heel pain

Heel pain is the most common foot disorder in adults and often affects people in their forties. Children aged 10 to about 14 may suffer with heel pain as well but this is a disorder known as Severs which we …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Hip Pain

Hip Pain The hip is a ball and socket joint that helps you move your legs through every day activities such as walking and going up and down stairs. It has a good range of movement, is very stable and …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes and how it can affect your feet Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels in the body are higher than normal. This is usually because the body cannot make enough insulin or it can’t use the insulin that …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the fluid surrounding the joints. It affects about 400,000 people in the UK. It can affect adults of any age but most commonly starts between the ages of 40 …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Cerviocogenic Headaches Treatment

The term “Cervicogenic” comes from the fact that the pain experienced is due to a problem in the cervical portion of the spine (the neck). Cervicogenic headaches are caused by irritation of joints and muscles in the neck. When neck …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition with a misleading name in that it is not actually a disease but part of the natural ageing process of the spine.


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Do You Have Healthy Heart?

You are never too young, or too old, to take care of your heart. Lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking….these lifestyle choices can all take their toll on your heart over the years. Making good choices now will give you …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Postural Problems

Poor posture can aggravate many cases of back or neck pain. The good news is that good posture can greatly improve or prevent back problems. What is good posture? Posture refers to the position we take when sitting, standing, walking …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure?

What is blood pressure and how is it measured Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in your arteries and is measured in millimetres of Mercury (mm Hg). It is recorded as two figures. The first one (the top …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

Hypermobility

Some of the greatest sports men and women in the world are hyper-mobile. How did he bend that ball? How did she reach that shot? Being hypermobile means that you can move your joints more than most people can. Its …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

What is sciatica?

There are many causes of Sciatica ranging from a prolapsed disc to a tight muscle in the low back or buttock. As osteopaths, we carry out orthopaedic testing before we can commence with appropriate and safe treatment. Impingement or damage …


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Debby
Mar 10 2014

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen Shoulder presents as a severe aching in the shoulder and upper arm, with limitation of ALL shoulder movements. In extreme cases there is complete rigidity of the joint. There will often be a history of gradual or spontaneous onset, …


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