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Common conditions Problems

Osteopathy helps relieve many more conditions than the typical low back pain. We can treat virtually any joint or muscle dysfunction, from the big toe to the jaw. I have listed the most common conditions I see below and given you an explaination of possible reasons why they occur. However, if you have a condition that you do not see listed, and wish to find out if Osteopathy is right for you, please fill in the contact form and I will email you with my thoughts.
Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain

Low back pain can manifest as anything from a simple twinge after lifting awkwardly to full blown spasm or the severity of a disc herniation. Muscle spasm cause sudden acute pain and reduced mobility, whereas, inflammation of ligaments and joints can be sudden or as a result of long term irritation. The worst case scenario […]

Sciatica
Sciatica

Sciatica is the common name for pain that radiates down the back of the leg, however, the site of pain is not the site of injury. Swelling of local ligaments or joints, muscle spasm or direct pressure from a disc bulge or herniation causes irritation and inflammation of the Sciatic nerve. This in turn causes […]

Heachaches & Migraines
Heachaches & Migraines

Headaches can be generalised in nature or focal. Tightness around the temporal region, typical of tension headaches, or at the base of the skull radiating over the top of the head or into one eye are common symptoms. Migraines are very severe, occasionally disabling, headaches and can be accompanied by visual disturbances, light sensitivity and […]

Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries

Sports injuries come in many shapes and sizes, from a simple muscle strain to fascia inflammation, muscle or tendon tear, ligament rupture and fracture. Dealing with a sports injury speedily is the key to return the individual back to previous form as soon as possible and prevent scar tissue build up. When an individual present […]

Neck Pain
Neck Pain

Neck pain can present as a localised pain with a distinctive point or a severe generalised pain with massively reduced mobility. It can also be the cause of pain into the front of the chest and arm, numbness in the fingers and tingling or weakness in the hand. Neck pain is a very common and […]

Frozen or Painful Shoulder
Frozen or Painful Shoulder

Shoulder pain symptoms can manifest simply as muscle tightness due to stress or, more seriously, pain radiating into the whole arm, tendonitis, or frozen shoulder. Shoulder pain as a result of sport can be due to inflammation or a tendon tear. Common conditions start with a tightening of the muscles around the shoulder, which causes […]