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by Matthew Rogers
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: OsteoA in Sac Joints
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: OsteoA in Sac Joints

Currently, there is no definitive cure for arthritis, however, it is important to remember that the symptoms won’t necessarily continue to get worse and there are loads of things that you can do in order to improve the symptoms of the condition, depending on how they are affecting you personally. Ma...
by Matthew Rogers
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: knobbly fingers
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: knobbly fingers

In order to answer your questions, I will need to make a few assumptions. There are a number of things that can cause knobbly finger joints, one of the most common being osteoarthritis (OA). If we assume that it is OA, then supplements are unlikely to reduce the size of the swellings. If the stiffne...
by Matthew Rogers
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: is it osteoarthritis?
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: is it osteoarthritis?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for osteoarthritis suggest that a diagnosis of osteoarthritis can be made without other imaging investigation (such as x-ray) if the person is over 45 years of age, if their joint pain is related to activity and movement of those joint...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: osteopathic practice
Topic: Trapped nerve
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

Re: Trapped nerve

Hi Karen, A ‘trapped nerve’ is a term often used to cover a variety of painful conditions. In my experience as an osteopath, when clients present to my clinic with symptoms that they refer to as a trapped nerve, the pain often originates from a muscle spasm, ligament issue or joint irritation. Witho...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: general
Topic: Fibromyalgia
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: Fibromyalgia

Hi Mark, As you will appreciate, the treatment of fibromyalgia is a complicated issue as the symptoms vary considerably from person to person. The exact cause of the condition is still unknown and initial diagnosis is difficult. However, although there is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there is...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: osteopathic practice
Topic: Back surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: Back surgery

Hi Khakitoots Most of the time if we hurt ourselves the pain that we experience will resolve within a short period of time, usually less than 6 weeks. Sometimes once you have been living with pain for more than 6 weeks, the nervous system will become a little more sensitive to pain and this is refer...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: general
Topic: Knee problem
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: Knee problem

Hi Niranjan, The first thing to emphasis is that there are lots of things that you can do to manage the symptoms of knee arthritis yourself, and your osteopath can help to talk you through your options. The NICE guidelines for the care and management of osteoarthritis published in 2014 recommends ma...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: arthritis and getting older
Topic: Help for osteoarthritis
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Help for osteoarthritis

Hi Lara, It’s great to hear that your knee symptoms have eased recently. When the pain of arthritis is intense it can be difficult to do the things you want to. Now that things have improved however, it might be worth considering what you can do to maintain the improvement. ESCAPE-pain is an innovat...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Lower back pain

Hi Scott, Back pain is a very common condition affecting around 80% of us in the UK at some point in our lives. Back pain is usually not caused by anything serious and sometimes resolves by itself. Where it persists or makes it difficult for you to do the things you need to, an osteopath can often h...
by Matthew Rogers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: advice about your posture
Topic: Best sports for improving posture
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Best sports for improving posture

Being physically active is incredibly important for the health of our muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues. The cartilage on the ends of our bones need to be compressed occasionally to stay healthy. We need to put weight through our bones and use our muscles to keep them strong. While the t...
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