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Should I have an injection for my tendonitis issue? There are many forms of tendon dysfunction and tendinopathies, most occurring as a result of wear and tear or overuse. They can be very painful and interruptive on daily life, but there are also many and varied ways of treating them too. Steriod injections These can […]

Manipulation, what is the crack? This is probably one of the most common questions we get asked in clinic. This simple video probably provides one of the simplest explanations and is clearer to understand than my reams of waffle. Pictures speak volumes when it comes to understanding joint cracking! Enjoy! Any further questions, feel free […]

What can be done to help sciatica and what is sciatica? The word sciatica is often used to describe leg pain that is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Some people experience numbness and tingling, weakness or burning, alongside the pain. Symptoms will vary person to person. The pain may make it difficult to […]

 Can acupuncture help patients suffering stress? Please note this information is taken from the British Acupuncture Council directly.  Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness.(Health and Safety Executive 2011) Other factors that affect stress levels include alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death […]

Can acupuncture help ease symptoms through the menopause? The menopause, defined as the end of the last menstrual period, occurs at a median age of 53 years (Hardy 2005). The change in hormone levels during the perimenopause and menopause, particularly the decline in levels of oestrogen, can cause acute menopausal symptoms; for example, about 30-70% of […]

Can acupuncture help vertigo? Please note this information is provided by the British Acupuncture Council for reference. People with vertigo have the illusion that the environment is moving about them, or that they are moving with respect to the environment.(DTB 2009) The condition usually originates in the peripheral nervous system, for example, due to a […]

Self help-How can I help to keep my muscles relaxed is a common question we get asked at Broadwater Osteopaths, Worthing. Spikey massage balls may be an answer to this.  Many of you may have noticed in the clinic, our lovely spikey balls. Some have commented that they use similar in their tumble dryer, but […]