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Experiencing High Pain? Could it be Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

What are the other names for CRPS? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has been known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Arm and Neck Syndrome, Causalgia, Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy and Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome to name a few. I am also sure that each person who has had to live with this condition has some other personal […]

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6 Ways to Maximise your Recovery and Minimise Your Swelling

Are you suffering from swelling after an injury or operation? So often people struggling after an injury or operation with persistent swelling.  This swelling can cause all sorts of problems both in the short term where it can switch off muscles and cause a lot of pain, and also in the longer term where it […]

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Stress and Reduce Your Pain

Pain and stress are two different experiences but they are linked. Stress is described as the output of high anxiety, over-work, pressures building within you and a feeling of being overwhelmed. These outgoing feelings can manifest as a raised heart rate, irritability, loss of sleep and many more reported negative symptoms. Pain on the other […]

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10 Common Injuries From Skiing or Snowboarding

Like all sports, there’s always the risk we can injure ourselves whilst skiing or snowboarding. This could be due to snow conditions, skiing ability, tiredness or collisions with another person or object. Here are the 10 most common injuries that you could sustain on the slopes: 1.  Peroneal Tendon Injuries  Peroneal tendon injuries are often […]

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Top 5 Tips for Preventing Knee Injuries

Playing netball, like many other high impact contact sports, runs the risk of knee injury on a regular basis. However, each sport places its own challenges on the knee joint and tissues but there are some things, which can be done to prevent or reduce the risk of knee injury. Here, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne […]

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All You Need to Know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition, which predominantly affects the joints of the spine, hip joints and sacroiliac joint (joints within the pelvis). There is a higher prevalence of AS in men, and symptoms normally start to show around the age of 20-30. Most patients diagnosed with AS have complained of back pain or pelvic pain […]

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The Benefits of Graded Exercise Therapy for Rheumatology Conditions

There are a significant number of rheumatology conditions that predominantly involve inflammation of joints or the soft tissues of the body. If uncontrolled this inflammation has numerous and wide reaching effects. It can affect the condition of the joints and reduce movement due to pain, swelling or in some cases deformity.  It can also reduce the flexibility […]

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Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Rheumatology Conditions

Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for long-term management of rheumatology conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia.  In this blog post, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne Plenge explains the top reasons why hydrotherapy is so effective.   Buoyancy The ‘upward push’ of the water on a human body means that we are lighter […]

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