Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand – the median nerve – is squeezed, irritated, inflamed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time, so the earlier it’s diagnosed and treated, the better. Many sufferers are offered steroid injections or surgery, without realising that physiotherapy can often help without needing these invasive techniques. WHAT’S HAPPENING? The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist, [...]

The Trouble With Sitting

It turns out that a lack of exercise in our lives is a silent killer. The World Health Organisation lists physical inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for death in adults across the world. The latest research shows when it comes to heart disease, leading a sedentary life is as great a risk factor as smoking and obesity. In fact, inactivity in terms of disease risk, is more dangerous than being overweight. If you spend long periods of time sitting, this is particularly bad news, as it increases your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. The [...]

Sleep and Back Pain

How many nights have you spent tossing and turning with back pain,trying every position possible to get comfortable and getting up the next morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed? Worse still, you spend the next day feeling irritable and weary, only to repeat the cycle all over again the next night? Well, it’s something that one in three of us experience at some point in our life. And as if dealing with back pain during the day isn’t hard enough, this pain often tends to increase in intensity through the night, meaning the resulting lack [...]

Acupuncture – Taster Session Offer

Find Out Whether Acupuncture Could Help You Are you interested in trying acupuncture but not sure what it involves? Want to find out more? Want to sample it before committing to paid sessions. If, so we can offer a limited number of FREE 30 minute Acupuncture Taster sessions where you will: Find Out How Acupuncture Works Find Out Whether It Could Help You Find Out How Many Sessions You Might Need Sample a Brief Session

Knee Pain In the Peak District

I had a phone call recently from one of our regular patients - Linda from Swanwick who wanted some advice about some new knee pain that she was suffering. She said ...." I went out into the Peak District at the weekend and Dave (her husband) persuaded me to do the Ridge Walk from Hope to MamTor and back. I was OK to start with, but as we descended back into Hope, both knees started to really hurt and a couple of times almost gave way. I thought they would be ok after a sit down at the tea-shop, [...]

Tennis Injury?

Don’t Let Yourself Be Sidelined by Tennis Injuries With Wimbledon just on the horizon and Andy Murray making his comeback from hip surgery, we’re starting to see local Alfreton tennis players coming into the clinic with injuries that are threatening to ruin their season before it’s even started. As with all sports there is some risk of injury, but the benefits far outweigh the injury risk. Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can [...]