Osteopathic Treatment for Bad Circulation

Circulation is responsible for directing life-supporting blood throughout your body 24 hours a day. It’s is what allows your heart to pump blood, your brain to function and your body to move around. When experiencing bad circulation, it can be down to a few bad habits, such as smoking tobacco, poor diet, long periods of inactivity or lack of exercise.

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The first signs you will usually experience are found in your legs and feet, for example:

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Feeling tired or cramping during activities
  • Cramping during inactivity
  • Swelling and achiness
  • Changes in skin temperature, causing persistent coldness

How is this affecting me?

Osteopathy surrounds the belief that your body has the natural talents to self-regulate and self-heal itself. However, to successfully do this, your body needs to be able to circulate all its fluids and liquids, such as blood and digestive juices, as these are essential for carrying life-sustaining compounds around your body.

If there are faults in the body’s structure, it can affect how fluids circulate and thus prevent the body from being able to heal itself.

Osteopathy pushes your body to continue efficient circulation through massaging, stretching and manipulation of the muscles.  Your osteopath will search for the source of disruption, which is making circulation difficult, and this will be the focus of your treatment.

How can osteopathy help?

It is not just circulatory problems that osteopathy may be able to help with, but other irregularities caused by ageing or illness.

As you grow older, your body slowly begins to lose its power to efficiently self-regulate and self-heal. There can be lots of reasons for this, such as:

  • Childbirth
  • Accidents
  • Repetitive activity
  • Illness
  • Prolonged influence of posture
  • Surgical scarring
  • Effects of both mental and physical stress

However, if allowed, your body can heal itself. Old injuries can often cause scarring as they heal, which can pull on surrounding tissue. However, with the help of osteopathy, precise techniques can be used to help clear away the tensions from both old and new injuries.

Once the tension is released, your body will rediscover its natural ability to function independently as it begins to consume sufficient oxygen and nutrition again, therefore restarting the self-healing process.

Here at Solihull Osteopathic Practice, we provide specialist osteopathic treatments to help with a variety of issues, including bad circulation. For further information get in touch with our team on 0121 705 4499.

Osteopathy for Digestion Problems

Osteopathy is the practise of detecting, treating and supressing health problems through movement, massages and stretching of the muscles and joints. It can treat many medical issues, most commonly arthritis, headaches and backpain. But some people may be surprised to hear that it can also be an effective treatment for digestive discomfort.

What are Digestion Problems?

Digestion problems are common amongst people of all ages, but unfortunately many choose to mask these concerns rather than finding the direct cause and an effective solution. Digestive issues can be caused by many different factors, including our diet, stress levels and general lifestyle, leading to great discomfort such as:

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  • Cramps
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

How Can Osteopathy Help?

The musculoskeletal system can be a key source to many digestive troubles, such as restricted spinal joints or organs, tense abdominal muscles and interrupted nerve or blood supplies. These types of complications can often be provoked by falls, pregnancy, abdominal surgery or suffering and trauma to the ribs, pelvis and back.

Osteopathic practices will target any muscle, organ and joint imbalances found. It will focus on rebalancing your nerve and blood supplies and restoring joint and organ functions to diminish digestive symptoms.

There are a variety of treatments that patients can undergo to help treat this issue, but all are dependent on where the problem is coming from. Therefore, each treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs, as digestion covers a lot of areas.

Some restoration processes may include:

  • Massages
  • Stretching
  • Joint or Organ Manipulation
  • Strengthening Muscles and Ligaments
  • Joint Articulation
  • Lessening Nerve Irritation

Where Can I Seek Support?

Solihull Osteopathic Practice is built on a team of qualified practitioners with a wealth of experience. We offer a range of treatments that can reduce digestive concerns and many other discomforts you may be experiencing.

To hear how we can help, please visit our website or contact our team on 0121 705 4499.

Osteopathy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common condition that has been diagnosed in an increasing number of people in the United Kingdom. Here we explain the symptoms of fibromyalgia and how osteopathic treatment can be used to ease them.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a condition that causes muscular or musculoskeletal pain across the body, with sufferers experiencing severe stiffness and tenderness. It is a chronic, long term illness that requires careful treatment and pain management. Continue reading

The Solihull Osteopathic Practice Blog: 2017 in Review

As 2018 begins, we look back at eight of our most memorable blogs from the past twelve months.


  1. Back in January we looked at how being stressed, overworked or overtired are common experiences for people of today’s fast-paced world, and how osteopathy can help to reduce the symptoms of stress.


  1. In March we asked if routine strenuous housekeeping tasks are putting our backs at risk, and advised our readers on how to make sure those daily housework chores do not result in back pain.

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Alleviating Winter Aches and Pains

Winter is here, and while it brings its positives, such as Christmas, time off work and festive feats, it can also pose a problem to those that suffer with joint pain. While you might want to go out on after dinner walks and embrace the crisp winter air, snuggling up with a blanket is sometimes far more tempting, particularly if you’re in pain and aching.

So, what is it about winter that aggravates joint and muscle pain?

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