Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury most commonly occurring to the neck region, but whiplash often has effects on the entire body.
Symptoms can be immediate, or can come on gradually.
Denham Osteopathy has the knowledge and skill to assess your neck and will also investigate how the rest of your body has coped with this recent trauma in order to help treat your condition.
Racket and club sports, as well as manual workers are prone to common elbow injuries due to the considerable forces placed upon the body, this can culminate from either over use or traumatic injury.
Here at the clinic we offer full assessment and treatment of such injuries with a view to prevention of further occurrence combined with corrective exercise.
Repetitive Strain injuries (RSI) typically affects the neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, fingers and thumb,with conditions such as tendentious, De Quervain and carpal pain.
These problems are often a link between a repetitive job; typing, filling, use of mouse, and a poor working environment. This working environment may include poor work station set up, posture at your desk or lay out of you office.
The problem is initially often quite unremarkable, a slight lean or twist to one side to talk to a colleague or a monitor positioned slightly off centre. Over months this will lead to muscular tensions and in turn lead to the foundations of more serious problems.
Osteopathic treatment involves explaining the causes behind the injuries, giving advice on prevention, direct treatment and goal based rehabilitation.
The hip is an obvious link between the spine and leg. Hip and groin pain can be caused by indirect factors such as, referred pain from trapped nerves, disc injuries, muscular tensions and imbalances or injuries in the leg. These problems are often a result of poor work posture and workstation set up, or direct irritation from osteoarthritis and hip inflammation.
Our treatment is aimed at both reducing tension in the hip and, as far as possible correcting the underlying causative factors. This will often include workstation advice and stretches.
Knee pain is often the result of tensions and pressures applied on the knee from the hip, thigh and back above and the ankle and foot below.
Our osteopathic approach to treating the knee is always to look at the mechanics of the whole patient and not just examing the knee.
Knee pain can be caused by traumatic damage such as torn cartilage/meniscus, cruciates or osteoarthritis or muscular imbalances causing mal-tracking of the knee cap.
An Osteopath will not only diagnose and treat your injury, but will also look at ways to prevent re-occurrence. You need treating a.s.a.p. to prevent compensatory trauma, help speed recovery and reduce the risk of further injury.
We treat anyone from occasional athletes playing squash or tennis to highly tuned athletes competing in top-level events. Our approach is obviously to treat your injury, but more importantly to find the root cause, to prevent re-occurrence and get you back to full enduring fitness and even enhanced performance. If you have a sports injury, don't leave it. Get us to assess you before further complications make things worse.
The achilles tendon is a large tendon that connects the major muscles of the calf to the heel. When this tendon is placed under too much load and stress it can become overworked and inflamed.
Osteopathic treatment is very useful in aiding the recovery of achilles tendonitis. Despite this, there are many things you can do between treatments to speed up your recovery simply contact Denham Osteopathy to find out how.
Osteopathy provides gentle effective hands on treatment for relief from neck ache.
We can provide you with a diagnosis, as well as advice on posture and preventative measures such as work desk set up.
Osteopathy takes a holistic approach and looks at the whole body to get the best results that we can for you as an individual.
Arm and shoulder pain isn’t always as clear cut as it would seem. Sometimes the hidden cause can be far more complicated. The anatomy of your shoulder makes it vulnerable to injury, but as with leg pain, the most important thing to do is to determine what is causing it.
Here at Denham osteopathy we are trained to accurately diagnose the problem and treat accordingly. Whether the pain is arising from a frozen shoulder, tennis/golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, sports injuries, awkward sleeping positions, or the way you sit at work for 10 hours a day(!), we will explain the best course of action.
Fibromyalgia is a common disease of unknown origin which affects middle aged women in particular. With fibromyalgia you get pain all over the body, with particular joints being especially painful. The pain can be very debilitating and can lead to tiredness and exhaustion.
Although Fibromyalgia can be very painful, the majority of people can be helped, but not cured, by Osteopathy. We should normally be able to reduce your symptoms to a relatively pain-free level and give you advice and exercise to help manage future problems.
Affecting four out of five people at some time in their lives, backache (often referred to as Lumbago) is the most common complaint treated by osteopaths. In most cases, backache is caused by over-straining the structural components in the back. Most cases, whilst painful, are not serious if seen to promptly.
At Denham Osteopathy, we can reduce muscle spasm with soft tissue treatment and stretching.
Muscle spasms are a type of protective mechanism of the body within skeletal muscles also referred to as hypertonicity.
When the body perceives danger to a joint, the nervous system instructs the muscle to contract strongly to prevent movement that may cause damage. The muscle can stay in this state for a few minutes or a few days. It can become chronic and then this mechanism rarely serves to help or protect the body any longer and may become detrimental.
We can help.
This refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve that supplies the leg. However it is often used to describe any pain in the leg, whatever the cause, whether it is related to circulation, pain referred from a back injury, trauma or nerve irritation.
The most common causes of sciatica can usually be successfully treated by osteopathy, so call us for advice and to book an appointment.
Osteopathic treatment can reduce pain, lessen swelling and improve your mobility and range of movement with your form of arthritis.
Joint degeneration is normal and common in most adults over 35. Arthritis is classified as either degenerative or osteoarthritis.
Holisitic methods involved in osteopathy can focus on immediately alleviating the pains associated with arthritis.
Lower limb pain?
The cause of lower limb pain can be due to many problems, including plantar fasciitis , ankle sprains, calf strains, flat feet, hallux valgus and much more.
At Denham Osteopathy we will conduct a full assessment of your foot mechanics to enable a tailor made treatment plan to help improve the function throughout the lower limbs. You will also be prescribed specific stretches, tailored to your circumstances and ability.