Sprains and strains are very common issues that osteopaths treat. The word ‘sprain’ refers to an injury to the tendons or ligaments, and ‘strain’ is usually used to describe a muscle or joint problem. Ankles and shoulders are the most common joints sprained, and muscle strains usually involve the calf, hamstring or shoulder. To encourage recovery from sprains and strains, we’ll commonly give you self-help advice about stretches and exercises you can do at home.
One of the most common types of bad posture we see as Osteopaths in people who sit for long periods every day, is something called