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?
When it comes to joint pains, many of us don’t think about the impact of having poor posture. But in reality, bad habits like not standing up straight or slouching when sitting can place enormous strain on the spine, shoulders, hips and knees. In turn, this can lead to joint pain, limited flexibility and headaches. Continue reading
Muscle spasm is a common and painful condition caused by uncontrolled nerve impulses that prompt muscles to contract aggressively.
This complaint most often occurs when the body detects real or perceived damage in a particular area and aims to protect that region by seizing up and not allowing any movement that could cause additional harm.
The summer may be coming to an end, but for sports enthusiasts who enjoy playing football, rugby, hockey and a host of other team sports, the season is only just beginning.
Although participation is always great fun and a perfect way to stay fit, there is always likely to be side-effects for the body, especially in high intensity sports and those with a lot of physical impact. Continue reading
All headache sufferers will know how disabling and agonising they can be. From extreme migraines, to pain behind the eyes, they can come in many shapes and sizes and at times be very disabling.
While it’s always recommended to see a doctor for any persistent headache, your trouble could be caused by something called cervicogenic headache, which can be helped by osteopathy. Continue reading