Chronic sprained ankles are slow to respond and heal because tendons and ligaments are slow to heal. The healing rate of the collagen fibres and attachments can take over two years. You can read up about the rate of tissue healing by Professor Tim Watson.
A Painful thumb needs protection as the recovering of damaged soft tissues is slow and later on in lift there may be some normal osteoarthritis so this neat thumb brace protects give protection when you need to use your thumb is heavier movements such as gardening or housework .
One of the main reasons why the excellent reviews of the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh are so genuine, realistic and charming is thanks to the years of research carried out by Medical Researcher Stuart McGill I am delighted to see that now Stuart McGill has now some excellent videos on how you can seriously damage your back with excessive exercises on gym equipment (if you wish) or how to exercise safely.
I have found this excellent article on Pregnancy Aches and Pains and have added a few of my own hints and tips gathered from thirty years experience as an osteopath in Edinburgh.
Frontal Knee Pain is one of the most commonest conditions I see as an Osteopath here in Edinburgh. This is the pain you feel when you walk up and down stairs and you think it is going to improve but niggles and niggles on.
Osteopathy has worked with different shoulder pain but the biceps tendon is a thick tendon which takes a great deal of mechanical loading during the whole day.
I am seeing an increased number in the cases of feet pain in people under the age of 40. Foot pain can be a tricky problem to treat, especially heel pain and pain caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot.
As an Edinburgh osteopath, one of the most rejuvenating treatments I offer is the one hour fleximatic session to increase the flexibility of a golfer's back. This treatment is simple and pain free loosing up the deep ligaments and muscles which surround the hip joints, back, shoulders and neck.
The lower cervical spine is a key area for chronic neck pain, cervical nerve root pain, thoracic outlet problems and referred pain to the upper thoracic spine. Frequently, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and forearm tendonitis have a cervical component.
This article on upper neck pain was found by one of my patients who does not like traditional strong manipulation. I was trained at the European School of Osteopathy and learned cranial osteopathy, traditional osteopathy, massage, muscle energy. One of the most important practical sessions included how to approach and treat acute neck pain without causing distress to the patient.