Is Your Knee Pain Actually Caused by a Knee Problem?

As the largest joint in your body, your knee is a crucial mechanism for support and movement. However, this makes the knee the most frequently injured of joints in the body, leaving the majority of us to experience knee pain at some point in our lives.

Straining or spraining the structures of the knee, gradual wear or experiencing a tear are common injuries involving the knee cap, cartilage and surrounding tissues. Though in many cases knee pain occurs through sporting or other activities concerning the joint itself, there are several causes which may not actually be attributed to a knee problem. Continue reading

How to make sure those daily housework chores do not result in back pain

Whether you have help with your housework or do everything yourself, there will be routine tasks that you simply cannot avoid that will put your back at risk if not done with care. Household chores work your body in many different ways and can be a useful workout. Carrying laundry up and down the stairs, twisting and turning when using the vacuum cleaner; stretching to dust on top of the furniture, and picking up items from the floor and tidying them away to their rightful place. Continue reading

Top Tips to Maintain a Healthy Heart

February marked The British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month, an annual event designed to raise awareness of heart disease and increase funds for research into heart disease treatment. Eating right, exercising and moving around, stressing less and taking care of your general well being are all factors that influence a healthy heart.

However, when it comes to maintaining a healthy heart, a lot of us tend to take it for granted and make excuses. Not having enough time, money or motivation are all pleas we hear too often. So to help you put these excuses behind you, we have some great healthy tips to help change your life! Continue reading

Can Osteopathy Help To Reduce Symptoms of Stress?

Being stressed, overworked or overtired are common experiences for people of today’s fast-paced world. You may find that when you are stressed, the symptoms manifest themselves physically and you begin to suffer from tightness and pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back. We know that stress can play a major role in causing discomfort and fatigue in our muscles and body, but many of us don’t know why it causes pain and don’t seek relief when in fact they could. Continue reading