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.
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]
Less sleep….more pain ?
– People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. Esther Afolalu of the University of Warwick in Coventry. and colleagues reviewed 16 studies involving more than 60,000 adults from 10 countries. The studies looked at how well people… [Read more]
Painkillers no good for backache.
There have been several articles recently regarding research Into painkillers; Sydney University carried out a large review of 35 different studies into the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat neck and lower back pain. In brief they found that evidence suggested only one in six patients gained any significant pain relief. In Addition… [Read more]
Limb Pain May Be Unrecognized Manifestation of Migraine
I thought I would reproduce the following research findings (published in Medscape Medical News.) as it is relevant to both my osteopathic work when examining patients with limb pain, ( frequently -but as the following article shows, not always-caused by trapped nerves in the neck) & also my work as a specialist in Migraine. From a… [Read more]