My daughters Lisa and Jennifer have both suffered with headaches and stress related issues, without Richard’s expertise in osteopathy and his ability to treat their backs, necks and heads, thus giving them the release from their reoccurring headaches and pain, their lives would be far from normal.
Anxiety in Surrey causes Inflammation !
A few patients are surprised by some of the questions during their first appointment for what they see as simple spinal or joint pain. This is especially true regarding queries regarding their emotional ‘wellbeing’. One of the reasons for these questions is the effect of what I like to call ‘brain states’ on the physical… [Read more]
DO KNEE SUPPORTS WORK ?
We treat & advise on the management of osteoarthritis of the knee for many people in the Epsom, Ewell & Chessington area so I though i’d postthe following short abstract which was published in Medscape & whilst not much detail is given it was an interesting bit of research. Wearing a soft knee brace has… [Read more]
FOR EWELL OR EPSOM RESIDENTS CONSIDERING KNEE SURGERY
RESEARCH FININGS FROM THE NETHERLANDS; In a randomized controlled trial, patients with degenerative, non-obstructive meniscus tears assigned to a structured program of physical therapy (PT) had similar patient-reported knee function as patients who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) during a 2-year period. The findings “are consistent with current consensus that APM should not be the… [Read more]
Management of hand arthritis in Epsom & Ewell
A recent review on the management of hand arthritis has been published ; The 2018 update of recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis (OA) from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) incorporate new evidence developed during the last decade, emphasizing the role of the patient in the OA treatment plan and the importance of… [Read more]
Patients in Epsom & Ewell considering Shoulder surgery ?
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Subacromial decompression is no better than diagnostic arthroscopy for treating shoulder impingement, according to a recent study. As many as 70% of patients with shoulder pain have shoulder impingement syndrome, which is commonly treated by arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) of the passage of the rotator-cuff tendon. Although this is one… [Read more]
If you live in Epsom or Ewell, don’t keep taking the pills !
Many people may have heard about potential problems with long term use of anti-imflammatories such as neurofen/ibuprofen . The following research published in Medscape adds further evidence to this ; AMSTERDAM — For patients with osteoarthritis, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk for cardiovascular disease to more than twice the rate of the general… [Read more]
Any army personnel in Epsom & Ewell with back pain ?
Results of a moderately large trial in America was recently published. A summary of findings were as follows; Adding manipulative treatments to standard medical management of low back pain (LBP) in a military population reduced patient-reported pain and disability and improved satisfaction scores compared with standard treatment alone, new data show. The findings, reported by… [Read more]
Ewell and Epsom Osteopathic Clinic now open all weekend.
Good news ; Epsom & Ewell osteopathic clinic is now open Saturdays AND Sundays. As it can be difficult to find time for appointments during the working week we have made the decision to offer appointments on Saturdays & Sundays . So anyone locally in Ewell , Epsom, Banstead, Cheam, Sutton, Chessington , Kingston or… [Read more]
Posture problems & Chronic Pelvic Pain in Postmenopausal Women
A small study from Spain and reported on Reuters Health suggests postmenopausal women who have chronic pelvic pain may also have problems with their balance and posture. “Women with chronic pelvic pain presented with poor balance including anticipatory, reactive postural control, sensory orientation, dynamic gait. Posture showed a head forward position, higher values on the… [Read more]
The Case Against Sitting for long periods.
I thought the following article is from medscape was relevant as everyone returns to work in 2018; Sitting and back pain If anyone should know about the danger of being sedentary, it’s Bethany Barone Gibbs, PhD. A professor of health and physical activity at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was writing grant proposals to… [Read more]