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Archive for January 2016

January’s Health Tips

January’s health tips –

 

  1. Forget the fads. Fad diets are around all year long, but their presence is hard to avoid in January.  No matter how good promotional ‘before and after’ pictures look they can be an unrealistic idea of what can be achieved in a short period of time.  Avoid giving up food groups and undertaking extreme exercise regimes and instead focus on enjoying lots of healthy nutritious food all week long and taking part in enjoyable exercise three times per week.
  2. Play like a kid. Make breaking a sweat fun by looking at exercise as your playtime.  Rather than seeing it as a chore, view it as the most fun part of your week and take up activities that truly make you smile.  From swimming to zumba, there are plenty of fun options available.
  3. Laugh. There’s no denying that in contrast to the joy of December, January can be a long and sometimes bleak month.  Having a good laugh is crucial to good health and does wonders for overall wellbeing.  Book a night out at a comedy show or get your favourite comedian’s DVD on the TV and have a good belly laugh.
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Osteopathy & Joint Pain

Osteopathy and joint pain

The details

Joints are present throughout the body, including at the ankle, knee, hips, spine, elbows, shoulders and wrists.  A joint is simply the point at which bones connect, and the majority of joints allow movement although some like those in the skull and pelvis do not.

What can go wrong

High impact activities like running can put stress on ankle, knee and hip joints and cause inflammation.  Repeated overuse of a joint can lead to prolonged pain in and around the affected area.  Chronic bad posture can lead to ongoing strain on joints in the spine or other parts of the body which can be extremely painful.

How osteopathy can help

 A thorough osteopathic examination will diagnose areas of your body affected by joint pain – both those you are highly aware of and those that might be brewing under the surface.  Early detection and treatment of problematic joints allows for a good recovery and better long-term health.   Osteopathy uses gentle manipulation to release tension and realign the joint, restoring the balance within the body and returning your skeleton to full health.

Osteopathic treatment will help you move well and enjoy life more.   Whilst in a healthy body most people can recover from pain and injury within a few days, the repetitive strains that we place upon our bodies means that we lose the ability to recover fully with each injury and strain.   If left untreated over the years the joints can become damaged and arthriticIf you are concerned about the health of your joints or are suffering with joint pain give Cram Osteopaths a call or make an appointment online.

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