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