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Chiropractors treat feet too!

It’s true! Chiropractic adjustments can be performed on many different joints, and although Chiropractors do focus mainly on the spine, they are also trained in treating the arms, legs hands, ankles and feet – even the jaw! Here are some common causes of pain in your feet and how Chiropractic treatment could help! Plantar Fasciitis…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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Back pain! Avoid it when gardening – here are some tips

Back pain! Take care of your back when gardening! The sun has finally come out and although it will probably be patchy until July, if you’re out gardening in the sunshine use these tips to avoid getting back pain whilst you are doing it. Seems obvious but take regular breaks. Take a short break every…

A Pain in the Butt: 5 Signs of Chronic Hamstring Tendinopathy

A Pain in the Butt: 5 Signs of Chronic Hamstring Tendinopathy

Just as your favorite pair of jeans can become worn and threadbare in the knees, your tendons can also develop chronic injury through wear-and-tear. http://www.sports-health.com/blog/pain-butt-5-signs-chronic-hamstring-tendinopathy From the team at Heale’s Chiropractic Clinics Over 30 years of helping people in Hitchin and Luton and the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

Music can actually help to ease your pain!

Music can actually help to ease your pain!

We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery. The analgesic effects of music are well known, but most of the studies have been done with adults and most…

It's Chiropractic Awareness Week!

It’s Chiropractic Awareness Week!

This week (13th – 19th of April) is all about getting the word of Chiropractic out to the people that could really benefit from it and are unsure about what it is and how it can help them. Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the…