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Devizes Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

15 Bridewell Street, Devizes, Wiltshire
SN10 1NQ
01380 728453

Pewsey Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

9 High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire
SN9 5AF

01672 564646

Running Injuries

Running Injuries

As new year resolutions kick in, we see more running injuries in clinic. Often these affect the knee, but the hip, ankle, and lower back can also be involved. Meniscus Injury The menisci are two C-shaped pieces of cartilage within the knee joint. Their job is to...

Arthritic Pain

Arthritic Pain

There are a number of conditions that cause arthritic pain: OsteoarthritisRheumatoid arthritisAnkylosing spondylitis (AxSpA)Psoriatic arthritisReactive arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) OA is the one we might just call "arthritis". It is not a rheumatoid or autoimmune...

Tension

Tension

Have you ever wondered why stress is so bad for you? How can mental tension increase the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and eczema? Stress is not simply a matter of psychology. It involves a part of the nervous system known as the Autonomic Nervous System - the ANS....

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of disrupted pain processing. It is poorly understood, and although we know a few of its hallmarks, it is unclear exactly why it develops. Onset often follows a stressful or emotionally traumatic period. It seems to affect women...

Long Covid: What We Know So Far

Long Covid: What We Know So Far

Little is understood about long covid, and the knowledge base is expected to change quickly. This post will be updated as evidence emerges. It was last updated on 9th November 2020. What is Long Covid? Most people who contract COVID-19 recover quickly, but others...

Sciatica and Osteopathy

Sciatica and Osteopathy

The sciatic nerve runs down the back of the leg, and when it is irritated, it causes sciatica. Sciatica is simply a collection of symptoms from the sciatic nerve, such as a shooting pain, pins and needles, or numbness. These symptoms will be in the back of the leg,...

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) or Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition of the shoulder capsule. The capsule is a thick piece of fibrous tissue that covers the whole ball and socket joint. In FSS it becomes tight, limiting movement and causing pain. Symptoms of Frozen...

Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Many women develop aches and pains while pregnant. Osteopathy is a gentle therapy that is appropriate throughout pregnancy and post-natally. Back pain while pregnant Back pain affects most of us at some point, and it's a common side effect of pregnancy. Hormones and...

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are a specific kind of headache that originate from the neck. They can be caused by tightness in the muscles of the neck, or linked to the neck by nerves. Symptoms of a Cervicogenic headache This type of headache is quite different from a...

Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Osteopaths don't just treat backs! We can work on any joint in the body, including the shoulder and elbow. In both joints there are a number of tissues that can cause pain and only a few are covered in this post. If you have pain in the arm that doesn't fit any of...

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti

During pregnancy, the abdominal wall has to make room for the baby. The six-pack muscles (rectus abdominus) separate along the vertical line of connective tissue that normally holds them together. If the muscles don't come back together after pregnancy, this is known...

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

The vast majority of people will experience at least one episode of lower back pain (LBP) at some point. For a lot of cases this will self-resolve quickly, but for others they might need some help. Common causes of back pain Osteopaths are equipped to help with a...

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