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By chatteris-osteopaths on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 in Case Study, Health, Pain and Injury.

  Patient details: 60 year old lady with shoulder pain 4 weeks ago we started treating a lovely 60 year-old lady for pain and stiffness in her shoulder that she had been suffering with for over a year.  The symptoms started soon after she had a pacemaker fitted and were possibly related to the operation. When […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By chatteris-osteopaths on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Health, Pain and Injury, Sports Injuries, Tips and Advice.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This painful condition can affect anyone. You might feel pain or a tingling / numbness in the thumb and forefinger region and your thumb grip may also be weakened. Carpal tunnel syndrome is generally due to the irritation of the median nerve within the bones of the wrist (the carpal tunnel) and it’s irritation […]


Common cycling injuries…and how to avoid them!

By chatteris-osteopaths on Monday, October 1st, 2018 in Cycling, Pain and Injury, Sports Injuries, Tips and Advice.

  Cycling is ever-increasing in popularity and is a fantastic way to maintain your weight and boost your health. It is an intense cardio exercise for the whole body! However there are a lot of injuries that cycling can cause – for example around half of cyclists complain of neck pain. Musculoskeletal trauma and superficial […]


The Perils of the Sun Lounger!

By chatteris-osteopaths on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 in Health, Pain and Injury, Tips and Advice.

  “Hah!” we hear you cry, “my sun lounger brings me nothing but relaxation and a decent tan!” well, we beg to differ. Read on to find out how you can avoid the other gift from your sun lounger: back pain! We know what it’s like, waiting all year, counting down the weeks, days, minutes! […]


THOSE FLIPPING FLIP FLOPS!

By chatteris-osteopaths on Friday, June 1st, 2018 in Pain and Injury, Tips and Advice.

We hear you! Flip flops are amazing, easy to slip on and off, a more exciting tan line and the joy of the breeze through your toes. But they can also be flipping awful! When a flip-flop goes rogue, accidents happen. If your foot slips out of your flip flop or you turn your ankle over […]


Plantar fasciitis – what is it? and how do I get rid of it!

By chatteris-osteopaths on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in Health, Pain and Injury, Sports Injuries.

What is plantar fasciitis? This rather lovely sounding condition is caused by inflammation and fatigue of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue and muscle which runs underneath the sole of the foot. The condition can be caused by traumatic damage or injury, or can be because of an accumulation of smaller injuries over the […]


OSTEOPATHY OR AN OPERATION?

By chatteris-osteopaths on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 in Pain and Injury.

We recently treated a female patient in her late twenties with rather brilliant results – so we would like to share. This particular patient had been had been suffering with low back pain for a long while (nearly a year) when she attended the clinic. As some of you will know, constant back pain can […]


Ice or heat? Which should I use?

By chatteris-osteopaths on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Pain and Injury.

It’s a question practitioners are often asked – should I use ice or heat on an injury?  Although there is no simple answer to this, with opinion still somewhat divided, here is what we advise at the clinic. In our experience, following these protocols yield the best results.   ICE Applying ice to an area will […]


Four stretching mistakes that could be hurting your workout…

By chatteris-osteopaths on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 in Pain and Injury, Tips and Advice.

  It’s all about picking the right stretch We all know that stretching is an important part of any athlete’s workout. Whether you’re a recreational runner, a marathon pro or a heavyweight champion – stretching is the bread surrounding your exercise sandwich.  However, doing the wrong stretches – or the ‘right’ stretches at the wrong […]


Why put up with a pain in the backside?

By chatteris-osteopaths on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 in Pain and Injury.

  Lately I have been helping a patient with coccyx pain with great success and it occurred to me just how many people live with this painful condition day in and day out. This doesn’t need to be the case. ‘So what is it?’ The coccyx (or tailbone) is located in the lower buttock and […]