New Year

New Year, New You!!

Don’t let your New Year Resolutions lead to injury!  For a lot of us, our New Year resolutions list tends to include getting fit and losing weight, but don’t overdo is as this can lead to over exercising and ultimately injury! The New Year, it really does feel like we get to re-set the clock…

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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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