Category Archives : Conditions

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition affecting the outside part of the human elbow. This body part is scientifically called the lateral epicondyle. Thus, the medical term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is often caused by overuse, abuse, and misuse of the forearm. Many forearm muscles attach at or around the lateral […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a medical disorder common to people in which the spine or vertebral column becomes misaligned through a 3-dimensional deviation. Three-dimensional meaning, it can be viewed on the x-ray as resembling a letter “C” or “S” instead of the normal straight line. The word scoliosis came from the Greek word σκολίωσις (skoliosis) literally meaning […]

Sciatica

Osteopaths regularly treat sciatica with outstanding results. Sciatica is the Latin word for “pain down the back of the leg.” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica […]

Myofascial Pain Sydrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful musculoskeletal condition, a common cause of musculoskeletal pain. MPS is characterized by the development of myofascial trigger points (TrPs) that are locally tender when active, and refers pain through specific patterns to other areas of the body. A trigger point or sensitively painful area in the muscle or […]

Knee Pain

The biggest joint in the human skeletal make-up is the knee. Rightfully to be so, the knee carries the weight of the entire body particularly when we are standing up. In which case, pain on the knee is indeed debilitating. Knee pain can have many causes. Osteopathy can provide advice and treatment to help assist […]

Hip and Groin Pain

Hip pain is a condition that originates from an injury or from a pre-existing condition. Yet, among many cases of hip pain, inflammation of the tendon in the pelvic area is the most common. Hip and groin pain can be related and they can be caused by a variety of muscle or joint problems in […]

Headache and Migraine

Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an excruciating condition of the hand and fingers which originates from the compaction of a primary nerve and passes over the carpal bones through a path at the front of the wrist, alongside the flexor tendons of the hand. Frequent repetitive movements in a lengthy duration can cause such condition. In […]

Arthritis

Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The most common types […]

Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling, all movements you will do countless times over your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace.  ‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system: Linking the shoulder blade […]