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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks.  The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected area.  It may be continuous or intermittent and can come and go without any apparent reason.  It can occur in nearly any part of your […]

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Eat for healthy joints!

Your everyday routine can have a big impact on the health and longevity of your joints. For example, choosing foods that build bone density, strengthen connective tissue and reduce inflammation can help you prevent injuries and preserve your joints for a long, active life. What should we be eating or drinking to help promote healthy […]

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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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Survive winter with arthritis

If it hasn’t arrived where you live yet, rest assured that winter is on it’s way, and that can be bad news for people suffering from arthritis! Science hasn’t really come up with a reason why the cold weather can make arthritis joint pain and stiffness worse, but there are a few possible explanations.  A […]

Could Running Be Good For Your Knees?

Could Running Be Good For Your Knees?

In the not too distant past, people suffering from Arthritis were advised not to jog as the additional stress could further injure the cartilage in your knees!  However the results of some recent research studies, fly in the face of conventional wisdom – running may actually be good for your knees! Here’s How! A Swedish […]

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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 […]

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Whether you love the changing of the seasons and the chance to don your winter woolies or you hate the lack of sunshine and the restriction of your outdoor activities – cold weather affects us all in a similar way. When temperatures drop, the body slows down meaning it requires more rest to be able […]

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Does knuckle cracking lead to arthritis of the fingers?

This is one of the great old wive’s tales that knuckle cracking leads to arthritis and in short the answer is NO! “The main serious consequence of knuckle cracking would appear to be its annoying effect on the observer.” When I was at chiropractic college I had to do something that was called an ‘outreach […]