Frozen Shoulder. It sounds like it should be what you get when Olaf from Frozen brushes you off. But it’s a painful condition that affects around 3 in every 100 people in the UK. It might be something you’ve heard of, but what is it? Let’s take a look.
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, as it is clinically known, is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow can result in pain on the outside of the upper forearm, just below where the elbow bends.
It can also cause pain when a person is lifting or bending their arm or gripping small objects such as a pen. Pain may also arise when twisting the forearm, for example, if turning a door handle. Tennis elbow can also make it difficult for one to extend their arm.
Ever Have That Horrible Sore Joints Feeling?
The human body is an incredible piece of biological machinery. When it comes down to it, it’s a swirling mass of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, phosphorus, calcium, and nitrogen (plus some minute other elements). It’s hard to fathom how it all comes together to create this incredible body that gets us through life.
As wondrous as it is, like any machine, sooner or later, something will go wrong. Illness can last a couple of hours, a few days or a week. But with 206 bones in the human body, it’s no surprise that millions of people around the world will suffer from some sort of joint pain.
Whilst it’s a common ‘catch-all’ term, the causes of joint pain will vary from person to person. You may just have pain in one joint or suffer from pain throughout your body, which can be caused by many conditions such as osteoarthritis. In this blog we will explain joint pain and how you can start living pain-free again:
This New Year Treat Yourself
New Year is on its way. This means, for a lot of people, it’s time to hit the gym and start making good on a few new habits and resolutions. But what if something is holding you back from achieving your exercise goals? You might be ready and raring to go to take to the free weights and the treadmill, but what if you have aching muscles that are holding you back? You start with every attention to stick to your resolution, but if your body isn't able to support you, you're going to struggle to achieve your exercise goals.
As much as we look forward to spending time with friends and family and everything that the festive season brings, it can be stressful. And when you have physical pain, it can be even more stressful, but that doesn’t mean you have to endure it.
We carry a lot on our shoulders these days, both figuratively and literally, so much so that shoulder pain can be a very real problem. The weight of our rucksacks, carrier bags, even winter coats can weigh heavy on our shoulders. We want you to enjoy Christmas, so let’s look at some ways to help ease the pain.
Sadly, there’s no overnight solution to cure shoulder pain, but there are some things that can really help you. If you do these regularly and correctly, then shoulder pain can be greatly reduced.
When we notice that our body starts to ache, or we notice a certain recurring pain when you move, we often think that it may be that we “slept funny” or have a trapped nerve. Over time may consider the possibility of seeing a chiropractor if the issue has not resolved. But at what point should you see a chiropractor? In this blog we will answer that question.
What is a chiropractor
A chiropractor is a professional health care expert who typically focuses on helping people with any issues that are neuromuscular. A lot of the time, treatment focuses on fixing certain alignments of the body, therefore allowing it to function better.
Throughout this article, we will cover the many causes of shoulder pain, possibly helping you best identify which shoulder issue you have and preventing it in the future. Typical shoulder issues usually fit into the following main sections: arthritis, fracture, tendon inflammation/tear, and lack of stability.
Caring for a new-born baby is always hard work, especially for the mother who will still be recovering from childbirth. It’s incredibly physical work, having to bend down to pick things up, carry the baby and baby supplies, change nappies, and feed.
All of these can put strain in your back and cause significant discomfort. Although this is rarely bad enough to be debilitating, it can take a long time for it to ease. On that basis, it’s best to try and prevent back pain in the first place, and to know how to deal with it if it does arise.
One of the complaints we hear most often at Duston Chiropractic is that our clients are suffering with a stiff neck. You’ve probably experienced this at least once in your life, whether it’s just stiffness in the neck or it feels tender whenever you press the muscle around your neck. Unfortunately for many, they experience it on a more regular basis, even to the point where it makes everyday tasks almost impossible to complete.
Nick has been treating patients for over 9 years. He currently works in clinics in Duston and Milton Keynes.