Osteopathy can help treating the symptoms of the following injuries. Surgery to the spine or epidural injections in the spine should always be a last resort.
All Sports Injuries (muscle tears to the hamstring or calf muscle, foot and heel pains caused by flat feet, shin splints, groin strains or tendonitis of the shoulders or achillies). Back And Neck Pain (This may be caused by poor posture, injury, driving or work strain to name but a few. Back and neck pain often leads to other pains such as headaches, arm, shoulder, hip and leg pain). Neck And Shoulder Pain (this includes osteo arthritis or disc degeneration in the neck, joint restrictions, muscular strains, trapped nerves, postural tension in the shoulders causing headaches). Whiplash Injuries (Car accidents often cause neck pain which radiates out to the shoulders and further down the back). Headaches (Many headaches stem from problems in the neck whether from injury, tension or wear and tear. Getting the joints to move in the neck is a brilliant way of clearing headaches but your personal case history would tell us if this would be appropriate for you). Jaw Pain And Neuralgia (often caused by ill fitting dentures, trauma to the jaw or grinding teeth at night). Trapped Nerve (A pinching of the nerve occurs at the spine when it is sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed upon by a bulging disc or under pressure from surrounding tendons, muscles or bones. A nerve can also become stuck to surrounding soft tissues as a result of repetitive motion injuries. A trapped nerve in the neck often leads to symptoms in the shoulders, arms or hands whilst a similar problem in the lower back can cause numbness and tingling down the legs and into the feet). Lower Back Pain And Sciatica (This includes muscular or ligament strains, disc degeneration or prolapses. Sciatica is pain along the sciatic nerve which usually starts from the buttocks and travels down the leg and into the toes. It is commonly due to a disc problem). Joint pains and stiffness (there are many reasons for these including osteoarthritis to ligament strains or even old age). Golfers And Tennis Elbow (This is a common condition that most often happens when you have repeatedly overused your arm causing inflammation or tiny tears in the tendon. The main symptom is pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow and sometimes in the muscles on top of your forearm. It is treated by a brace, ultrasound, massage and advice). RSI Injuries (Repetitive Strain Injury is a painful condition of the upper body, generally associated with doing a particular activity repeatedly or for long periods of time. It often affects the wrist). Shin Splints (The most common cause of exercise-induced leg pain encountered by athletes of all levels. However, it can also affect non-athletic people who are on their feet all day. It is essentially the inflammation of tendons and muscles of the lower leg). Groin Strains (One of the most common injuries in sports, especially football, describing a strain of the adductor muscles that are located on the inside of the thigh. The injury usually occurs when the muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue tears). Hamstring Strains (Common in sports and sometimes known as a pulled hamstring. The hamstring muscles are stretched beyond their limits and the tissue becomes torn). Hip, Thigh And Buttock pain (includes local muscle tears or osteoarthritis to the hip or lower back). Knee And Shoulder Injuries (Including ligament tears, cartilage injuries, osteoarthritis or loose bodies in the joint. Mal-tracking of the knee cap can be caused by dropped arches). Plantar Faceitis Or Foot Pains (often caused by the need for orthotics which can be obtained at the clinic and professional advice given). Frozen Shoulder (A painful shoulder joint with very little movement. This is often misdiagnosed and is very restrictive). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain and pins and needles in the wrist, hands and fingers). Postural Tension (Pain and tension often including headaches which is caused by poor or incorrect posture). Arthritis(Painful conditions of the joints and bones. There are two main types: osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form. It is caused by wear and tear and most frequently affects the joint in the hands, spine, knees and hips. Rheumatoid Arthritis is more severe but less common. Here, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the joint, causing pain and swelling). Why Do You Need Osteopathy?