Arthritic Hands

It’s not often that someone books in with me for hand pain alone, it tends to be something they mention later. The two main forms of arthritis that affect the hands are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis in the hands is no different to an arthritic hip or knee from a […]

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The Stomatognathic System

The Stomatognathic system is a fancy name for the everything encompassing the mouth (stoma) and jaws (gnath). I see relatively few people who come in and tell me they have problems in this area, but it’s still something to consider because osteopathy is holistic. If someone mentions jaw pain, like lower back pain, I want […]

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Why We Sleep (Matthew Walker)

Whenever I see a patient whose sleep is severely impacted by pain, I have to find a balance between treating the cause of the problem, and providing a bit of relief to help with sleep. After reading Why We Sleep, I’m leaning more towards helping sleep before I try and tackle the original problem. We […]

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There are over a hundred fluid filled sacs called “bursae” in the body. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. Symptoms can include focal pain, swelling, heat, and redness. In areas where tendons run closely to bone, you can often find bursae, as their function is to prevent friction. The two areas in which I see […]

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Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

Osgood Schlatter’s disease is a relatively common juvenile condition in which a fragment of bone from the tibia (shin bone) is pulled away by the quadriceps. This condition most often affects active 10-15 years olds. Symptoms include a tender swelling just below the knee cap (the tibial tubercle). Once the condition has run its course, […]

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