It’s common for an area to become swollen after a soft tissue injury or arthritic flare up. In most cases, swelling (or oedema as it is sometimes called) is the first stage of the healing process and is an entirely normal response. It is caused by an increased movement of fluid and white blood cells to the area and the release of certain chemicals and stretching of the soft tissues and nerves can cause pain. Although unpleasant, pain in the…learn more
Experiencing back pain is extremely common but can really cause havoc for us in day to day life, especially if we have difficulty with everyday tasks such as sitting at work or getting a good night’s sleep. It can often feel worse if we have associated symptoms such as leg pain or tingling and numbness. In most cases, we can significantly improve our back pain by considering a few simple ways and in only a small number of cases are…learn more
So many people are told to ‘sit up straight’ or to ‘pull their shoulders back’ as a means of improving posture. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the best advice. Our bodies are designed to move and respond positively to regular position changes. It is more helpful to change position more frequently rather than to maintain one posture for a sustained period of time. Our joints are ‘oiled and greased’ as we move them and our muscles remain more active. Fidgeting –…learn more
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