Osteopathy West London: What is the difference between OA and RA?

What is arthritis and what can we do about it?

By Asiah Ahmed
What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints. It can occur in one or multiple joints affecting any age.

Arthritis is an umbrella term for several conditions and there are many forms, the two most common being Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other similar conditions that affect the joints.

Osteopathy West London: What is the difference between OA and RA?

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Nutrition at osteopathy West London

What is Intermittent Fasting?

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a style of eating where one intermittently enters a period of fasting between meals, whether it be for several hours or even days. This is said to rest the system and bring about numerous health benefits to the individual; weight loss, better sleep and improved concentration to name a few!

Nutrition at osteopathy West London

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Rotator Cuff Injury

What is a rotator cuff injury?

By Asiah Ahmed

You may often hear osteopaths and other manual therapists mentioning the “rotator cuff muscles” when explaining shoulder pain. However patients are often left confused about what this actually means. In a nutshell, a rotator cuff injury is an injury affecting one of the four muscles that act to stabilise and control the shoulder.

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Herniated lumbar disc

Can a disc really slip?

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

The term ‘slipped disc’ almost implies that the vital structures necessary for holding our bodies in an upright position are flimsy enough to just slip back and forth. This couldn’t be further from the truth! So, what exactly do people mean when they refer to a ‘slipped disc’ and can it simply be manipulated back into place?

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Migraine treatment

5 Things You Need to Know about Migraines

By Sara Castoldi 

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities.

Other symptoms commonly associated include: nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound– which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room. Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including: sweating, poor concentration, feeling very hot or cold, abdominal pain, diarrhoea.

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