Common Back Problems – Sciatica

Common Back Problems – Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a painful condition caused by an irritated or compressed sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back to your feet. Sciatica will often get better naturally in 4 to 6 weeks but can last longer. Symptoms of sciatica Pain...
Behind the Mask – Who is the real Edd Henstridge?

Behind the Mask – Who is the real Edd Henstridge?

Edd Henstridge – Behind the Mask At Theale Wellbeing Centre we have a Specialist Podiatrist, Edward Henstridge, who is a CASE accredited ultrasonographer and is highly experienced with injection therapy. Here we learn a little more about the real Edd …….  ...
Common Joint Problems – Frozen Shoulder

Common Joint Problems – Frozen Shoulder

What is a Frozen Shoulder? The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. Symptoms typically include stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint which leads to restricted movement. What causes a Frozen Shoulder? The pain is often caused by swelling and...
Prolapsed Disc (‘Slipped Disc’)

Prolapsed Disc (‘Slipped Disc’)

This is the first in our series of Common Back Problems and looks at a condition that is commonly known as a ‘slipped disc’ What is a Prolapsed disc (Slipped Disc) A prolapsed disc, sometimes called a herniated disc and commonly referred to as a ‘slipped disc’ occurs...
Back Pain

Back Pain

Following on from the success of our ‘Common Foot Problems’ series we will be introducing a new series on ‘Common back problems. This is a great blog to lauch the series with. According to UNISON – “Back pain is one of the biggest causes of work...
Blisters

Blisters

What causes blisters? Blisters are caused by rubbing stress on the skin, this could be your shoe or sock rubbing on a particular part of your foot. Blisters can be painful or even dangerous so should not be ignored and need to be treated as soon as you see them. How...