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Arthritis – Eat to Beat Pain!

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK alone, more than 10 million people have arthritis pain or other similar conditions that affect the joints.  Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. The most common types of arthritis are:- Osteoarthrits – the most common type of…

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Snap, Crackle and Pop

We’ve all experienced joint noises, knees that snap when we stand up, feet that pop when we move them and a neck that cracks when we turn our heads! The older you get, the more noise your joints can make.  Although often joint cracking can be loud and might be annoying there is usually nothing…

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Perils of flip flops

Are flip flops the most dangerous shoes you can wear?  As the warmer weather approaches we turn to flip flops as everyday wear, but just stop and think about the possible long-term effects of wearing shoes with so little support! It is easy to understand their appeal, flip flops are super quick to put on…

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Great tips for better posture!

Good posture involves training your body to stand, sit, walk and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on the spine, muscles and ligaments. Below are some great tips for a better posture. Sit up straight! Slouching adds stress to your spine – this in turn puts a great deal of strain on…

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Migraines V Tension Headaches

We have all suffered at one time or another with headaches or migraines, whether mild or severe, they can be quite debilitating and can literally ruin your day! But how do headaches differ from migraines? A headache is caused by the contraction of muscles between the head and the neck.  Signs and symptoms of a…

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

We rarely think anout our spines when we are preparing for sleep.  However our sleep posture can have a bearing on whether or not we experience back pain – so remember these five simple tips for a healthier spine and back when you turn in for the night! If you can- sleep on your back! …

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Cramp is a sudden and severe, involuntary muscle contraction that can last anything from a few seconds to approximately ten minutes.  Cramp can happen anywhere in the body but the most common place is in the legs. There are many different causes for muscle cramps, but one of them may be caused by a poor…

Do you sit correctly in your car?

Do you sit correctly in your car?

As most of you will know, Back Pain affects all aspects of your daily routine from laying down, sitting, walking and driving your car.   Did you know that sitting for too long can make Back Pain even worse?   Sitting can cause up to 90% more stress on your spine than standing!   So…

Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain

According to the National Office of Statistics in 2015 more than 1 million work days were lost in Britain due to back aches, with more and more of us hunched over computers upper back pain and stiffness has become far more common than lower back pain. Upper Back Pain and stiffness can be caused by: …

Top tips to keep you healthy this winter

Top tips to keep you healthy this winter

As the winter season approaches it is very important to make sure we keep fit and healthy and maintain a good immune system. With that in mind below are some top tips to help with that goal.   Wash your hands! It may seem obvious but washing your hands throughout the day is essential to…