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trigger finger

Triger happy – trigger finger!

Trigger happy – trigger finger! Wat is trigger finger? Medically known as stenosing tenosynovitis. It is a repetitive strain injury and unbelievably is one of the most common injuries in the workplace, it is caused by an inflamed or irritated tendon. When a substantial amount of inflammation builds up in the finger, it narrows the […]

Sacroiliitis - what a pain!

Sacroiliitis – what a pain!

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that Chiropractors diagnose and treat.  One condition that can be easily missed is sacroiliitis this is because it can be mistaken for other forms of  back pain. What is sacroiliitis? Sacroiliitis is inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints – also known as […]

D is for Vitamin D

D is for Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that contributes to healthy bones, strong teeth, and supports the functioning of the immune system. It also helps our muscles function properly and aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in our bodies.  It also helps with the process of cell division, which helps our bodies repair themselves. […]

Easy ways to get your five a day!

Easy ways to get your five a day!

If you are like me I struggle getting my five a day into my daily diet – it always seems so difficult, however fitting in those portions of fruit and vegetables might not be as tricky as you think and you don’t need to spend a fortune – if you make the right choices.  Supermarkets […]

Resolutions that are easy to keep!

Resolutions that are easy to keep!

Are you thinking about making New Year’s resolutions?  If you are like me I set the same resolutions each year and never stick to them – things like lose weight, stop drinking etc.  Then I am so hard on myself when I fail to stick to them –  so here are five that are easy […]

Christmas facts you may or may not know!

Christmas facts you may or may not know!

The holidays are drawing closer, and that means it’s time to finish up your shopping and trim your tree. It’s been another long year, so you may need an extra dose of  festive spirit this season. If that’s the case, read on for five fun Christmas facts that’ll fill you—and anyone you’re chatting with—with the magic […]

whiplash

Whiplash backlash!

  Whiplash is a common injury  and is incredibly painful. It affects your neck, and since we use this part of our body all of the time, it’s difficult to rest, recuperate, and regain your strength.  In most cases, it will pass on its own with time and rest, other people want help in speeding […]

superfoods

What makes superfoods super?

As more and more research is done on foods and the nutrients that they contain, certain foods are emerging as extraordinary sources of nutrients. These foods– some traditional, others exotic– are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and specialized nutrients with exciting health benefits. It’s becoming popular to call these – superfoods. They can potentially help […]

costochondritis

Costochondritis – a thorn in your side!

So what is costochondritis exactly? Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage.  This condition usually affects the cartilage where the upper ribs attach to the breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint or junction. Cartilage is found throughout the body and is a flexible but tough connective tissue […]