Top 4 symptoms that call for a back surgery

Back pain is one of the most common body ache problems causing 8 out of 10 people to experience back ache once in their lifetime. Although in many cases back pain may not cause serious health conditions, some can be very serious and may lead to an orthopaedic surgery. The problem with back pain is that unless you see a professional, it may be hard to identify whether you need a surgery or not. [Read More]

Proper Techniques and Footwear to Prevent Injury

Good orthopedic surgeons and sports podiatrist will always encourage the use of appropriate footwear to support whatever activity it is you are doing. In many gyms this has become even more important because the range of classes available means that the average running trainer isn't always the safest and most comfortable option. Preventing the need for surgery and treatment is easier than curing it and so proper  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes have become very popular in recent years because they combine both cardiovascular, and muscular strength and endurance (MSE) training. [Read More]

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Cure Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a condition that causes breathing to stop and start while sleeping. This significantly reduces the quality of sleep, leading to other health repercussions like depression and excessive tiredness during the day. Sleep apnoea is often caused or exacerbated by an unhealthy lifestyle. There are a number of simple changes that can make a huge difference, and it can be a good idea to try these before considering more extreme solutions. [Read More]

Diagnosing Suspected Sleep Walking in Children

It can be very worrying for parents if they suspect that their child is sleep walking. It can be hard to know if their child is genuinely sleepwalking or just waking to play during the night.  What is sleepwalking? In true sleep walking the person enters a state of partial awakeness during REM sleep where they may walk, talk and perform certain automatic functions such as eating. If a person is prone to sleepwalking it's advisable to create a safe environment during their sleep period such as making sure that all doors and windows are left closed and there are door alarms at the door to ensure that there is an alarm if anyone leaves the car. [Read More]