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...
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...
Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is very common – according to a survey published in 2000 almost half the adult population of the UK (49%) report low back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year. It is estimated that four out of every five adults (80%) will...