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Swing those hips – understanding hip pain

Swing those hips – understanding hip pain

Introducing your hips Hips are amazing! They are weight bearing structures that provide stability and movement for the whole of your body. Your hip joints are a deep ball and socket structure – the top of your femur (thigh bone) is a ball shape and this fits neatly...
It’s BackCare Awareness Week 2-7 October 2023!

It’s BackCare Awareness Week 2-7 October 2023!

Here at Pain Care Clinic we have been members of BackCare for several years and supporters of their work in sharing information about back health and helping to prevent avoidable back pain. Low back pain is a common ailment experienced by up to 84% of adults in their...
What causes tight forearms?

What causes tight forearms?

What do you know about your forearms? The forearms are quite complex structures which may not be apparent from looking at them. Under the skin are a series of small muscles that work your fingers and thumbs as well as helping to move your elbow. The muscles are...
Posture – Don’t Become an ‘Emma’

Posture – Don’t Become an ‘Emma’

Posture is one of those hot topics where everyone has an opinion and most people automatically straighten up as soon as its mentioned. But posture is not always what we think it is. It’s not a specific position but rather a constantly shifting pattern of reflexes,...
Science recognises fascia…at last!

Science recognises fascia…at last!

Fascia in the press A recent edition of New Scientist magazine features fascia up front and personal with front cover prominence and a 3 page article inside. It is great to see that fascia is now starting to receive the attention it has so long deserved. Since the...
A right pain in the groin…

A right pain in the groin…

What causes groin pain? Groin pain can be due to many causes, from bones fractures to hernias, but for the purposes of this article we’re going to assume its pain due to soft tissue damage, otherwise known as groin strain. The groin is the area of your hips between...