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Shoulder Pain – Off the Cuff?

What is a rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint comprising of: The supraspinatus The infraspinatus The teres minor The subscapularis They work together to keep the shoulder stable, rotate the arm and to lift the arm above the head. The rotator cuff works with…

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Why does cold weather make joints ache?

There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures can make your muscles and joints ache. One theory is that cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing tightness throughout the body. Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can be pinched more easily. Another  theory relates to…

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Shoulder and Arm Pain.

When you think of your local Chiropractic Clinic, what comes to mind?  They only treat back pain or neck pain!  Most people don’t link Chiropractic treatment with shoulder or arm pain and yet it remains one of the most effective ways to treat this particular condition! Common Shoulder Problems Some of the typical types of…

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Take a swing at Forearm Pain

It’s summertime again and when the sun shines and the great outdoors beckons, we restart our favourite sports.  As a result of this, we see an increase in forearm repetitive strain injuries due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur involve forearm pain they are golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.  Incredibly even…

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI refers to aches and pains in your upper body caused by repetitive movements and poor posture at work.  It is also called occupational overuse injury and overuse syndrome. RSI mainly affects your arms,elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, neck and shoulders. You can get this condition from a wide range of occupations and activities.  You may…

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Headaches – What Are They?

The causes of headaches are numerous, but Chiropractic treatment has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of certain types of headaches! But what type of  headaches can Chiropractic treatment help with? Chiropractic treatment can help with headaches where the pain typically develops in the neck, although the pain is felt in the…

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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…

D.I.Y. -Don't Injure Yourself!

D.I.Y. -Don’t Injure Yourself!

It’s that time of year again, the warmer weather approaches and those little D.I.Y. jobs that you put off all winter suddenly become ultra important! It is estimated there are approximately 200,000 D.I.Y. accidents each year in the U.K.; most of which could often be easily avoided – so before you start make sure you…

Gardening-Spring into action!

Gardening-Spring into action!

It’s that time of year again, where we start to think that we should really get to work in the garden!  The problem is that after a winter of not doing much, our gardening enthusiasm can be our worst enemy and back pain can throw a real spanner in the works. However that doesn’t mean…

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…