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15
Dec

Arthritis

In Ireland around 915,000 people, including 1,100 children, are living with arthritis, making it the single biggest cause of disability. There are over 100 types of arthritis but the most common forms are osteoarthritis and (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (also known as rheumatic arthritis). People of all ages are living with arthritis, not just the elderly – the average age of diagnosis for people with RA is 35. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common of all types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis usually develops gradually, over several years, and affects a number of joints. The cause is unknown, but it does appear more Read More >>>

11
Nov

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and neurological complaints to the hand

The Carpal Tunnel is a structure on the wrist which comprises of carpal bones and a ligament sheath which form a kind of tunnel through which the median nerve passes. This nerve is the structure that becomes compressed causing signs and symptoms into the hand and wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause:

  • Sharp stabbing pain into the thumb or palm of the hand
  • Pins and Needles into the thumb or palm of the hand
  • Nerve pain (Pain that begins from the wrist and runs down the finger tips in a specific pattern)
  • Dull aches in the one area
  • Muscular cramping of the thumb and hand
  • Pain Read More >>>

19
Oct

World Spine Day 2015 and Straighten Up Ireland Week – Jennifer Downey MISCP

Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. Spinal disorders are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns.

Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders.
• Back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons for workplace sick leave.
• 50% of Read More >>>

19
Oct

Straighten Up Ireland – A Simple & Fun 3 Minute Exercise Progamme for Adults and Kids

14
Sep

Back Pain

Back Pain


Back pain is very common, in fact it is estimated that people experience a bout of back pain at least once a year. Although common, it is not normal to have back pain, nor does it mean there is nothing you can do to relieve it or to prevent it. In actuality, just as there are many reasons why a person may experience back pain, there are also many ways to alleviate it and better yet, to help prevent it occurring in the first place.


The most common reason why people experience back pain can be Read More >>>