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Posted on 22nd January 2017 in Correct Posture

Even if you go to the gym or exercise regularly many medical experts are still concerned that prolonged sitting is not good for your posture or health. Read more about WRMSD's

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Posted on 08th January 2017 in Correct Posture

DESKERCISE Keep moving with my 10 simple but effective exercises.

I have created a template of 10 exercises, also known in my practice as ‘deskercise’ that you can quite literally do while sitting at your desk. Done daily these exercises are designed to help reduce the build of tight joints and muscles with the added benefit of helping to achieve a good posture with effective spinal alignment.

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Posted on 23rd October 2016 in Correct Posture

There is much written about the different types of back supports and belts but very little written about the correct and safe use of back supports. Read our latest blog to find out more.

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Posted on 02nd October 2016 in Exercise

Back Care, Back Pain and Sport. How to reduce your chances of injuring your back during sport.


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Posted on 12th June 2016 in Help With Arthritis

Shining a Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

The chronic disease Rheumatoid Arthritis affects thousands of people in the UK. Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the disease and the treatment and support available to sufferers.

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Posted on 18th April 2016 in Exercise

Did you know that 1 in 6 runners at the London Marathon will come into contact with a St Johns Ambulance first aider and an estimated 1 in 800 runners will have to visit an accident and emergency department during the Marathon? We’ve put together a list of common sporting injuries resulting from marathon training and running.

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Posted on 15th April 2016 in Exercise

This year we’ll see runners from all over the world attempt to complete the 35th London Marathon, this Guinness World Record holding event is the largest annual fundraising event in the world, with over £500m raised for charity since the first marathon in 1981.

We’ve got some fun London Marathon facts to share with you, along with some advice for any of you who are planning to compete this year (or in the future) but are worried about pain and injury.

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Posted on 15th April 2016 in Food for Health

Runners need to ensure they're consuming a good balance of vitamins and minerals to help them perform at their optimal level, unless you're a professional athlete, it's unlikely that you will follow a highly structured diet and additional supplements can help you to obtain all the vitamins and minerals you need to help avoid injuries and run at your personal best.

We've created an infographic to give you the low down on the vitamins and minerals needed for runners, what foods you can find them in and what supplements can help you get these nutrients if you don't have the diet of a professional athlete.

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Posted on 04th January 2016 in Food for Health

Treating joint inflammation and arthritis with Turmeric

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Posted on 11th August 2015 in Product Reviews

When and how to choose the best type of mattress explained by The Pain Guru.

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Posted on 26th April 2015 in Product Reviews

What is the best back support?  The Bad Back Company's Pain Guru reviews different types of back braces and how to choose a back support belt.

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Posted on 05th October 2014 in Food for Health

If you are serious about cutting your sugar consumption then you should read this to find out how to identify the #sugar cleverly concealed in your food.

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Posted on 03rd October 2014 in Product Reviews

The Lumbamed Plus Male & Female Back Supports are reviewed. Read the full review here.

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Posted on 21st September 2014 in The Pain Guru's Blog

Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Every week thousands of small businesses enter the competition with a hope to be re-tweeted by Theo. Read tips and advice from @badbackcompany who won on  06.07.14

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Posted on 25th August 2014 in Medical Conditions

Knowing how to best treat a muscle or ligament injury will help with your recovery. Follow the simple steps outlined by The Pain Guru.

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Posted on 06th July 2014 in Medical Conditions

Do you know what a muscle spasm or knot is?

What is the largest muscle in the human body?

How do you treat a pulled muscle?

Read to find out this & more muscle facts.

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Posted on 15th June 2014 in Medical Conditions

Diabetes affects more than 3 million people in the UK. Learn about Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes and read more to find out what symptoms you should look out for.

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Posted on 25th May 2014 in Food for Health

Did you know despite being advised only to eat fresh food not all packaged food is bad for you and some of this convenience type food is actually still very healthy. Read The Pain Guru’s Tips to find out which packaged foods are healthy.

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Posted on 11th May 2014 in Food for Health

It is estimated that 40% of adults take at least one vitamin, mineral or dietary supplement a day but how many are aware of the best time and most effective way to take them? The Pain Guru has compiled some essential Do’s and Don’ts of supplements.

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Posted on 04th May 2014 in Correct Posture

If you are worried that you sit at your computer with a bad posture or want to know how to sit correctly then read this helpful article by The Pain Guru

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Posted on 27th April 2014 in Food for Health

10 Anti-inflammatory Foods that SHOULD be in Your Diet

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Posted on 06th April 2014 in Food for Health

Read and learn about Gout and the High Risk Foods you should avoid.

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Posted on 30th March 2014 in Food for Health

Read all about the benefits of Vertebene Spinal Disc Supplement as seen in today’s Mail on Sunday

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Posted on 23rd March 2014 in Hot or Cold?

There is often much confusion as to when to use cold or heat when dealing with an injury. Read The Pain Guru's tips to help you understand when and what to use.

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Posted on 16th March 2014 in Gardening Injuries and Prevention

 

Spring is finally on its way and a sunny day in the garden can inspire hours of mowing, digging, lifting, weeding and pruning. But take care not to become one of the many people who end up with a gardener’s injury!

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Posted on 09th March 2014 in Food for Health

Read about the Top 10 Foods to Avoid if you suffer heartburn.

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Posted on 02nd March 2014 in Help With Arthritis

Could this traditional herbal remedy be the key to the pain relief of osteoarthritis?

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Posted on 23rd February 2014 in Food for Health

Read the Pain Guru's blog on how to eat to help keep your bones healthy.

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Posted on 16th February 2014 in Your Back And Housework

Many of us would believe that those that do heavy manual work are the only people who are at risk of hurting their lower back but they would be very wrong. Many activities during the day involve using our lower back, also known as the lumbar spine, and it is vital to avoid awkward lifting, twisting and bending when considering either injury prevention or when you are recovering from a back injury. Read the Pain Guru's tips on how to avoid back pain while doing the housework.

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Posted on 15th November 2013 in Help With Arthritis

Would you like a natural way to help reduce arthritic pain?

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Posted on 30th October 2013 in Hot or Cold?

There is often confusion between applying hot or cold to an injury. For minor soft tissue injuries that have occured in the last 48 hours then cold should be applied if swelling is present. For chronic injuries where muscles are tight and stiff then heat is of benefit in helping muscles relax.

 

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Tim Everett D.O. Registered Osteopath