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I came to David from a friends recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy I went and wish I had found David years before. I have been in chronic 24/7 pain in both my knees for approx. 5yrs. I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, joint hypermobility, mild early onset osteoarthritis in my L knee and moderate osteoarthritis in my R knee. Over the last 5yrs I have been to homeopathic hospital tried homeopathic medication, homeopathic injections into my knees, knee lotions and potions, splints, supports, painkillers, physio, tens machine for 3hrs every night on high intensity and pain clinic. Nothing helped, physio and pain clinics discharged me as they didn't know what to do with my complex conditions. I was on 33 high painkillers on a daily basis and on double crutches to enable me to get out and about, the pain woke me at night, I struggled with stairs, I couldn't walk far without being in pain and missed out on things with my 6 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew. My last hope was a referral to orthopaedics at the local hospital but sadly they told me to lose weight and gave me a knee brace to wear that didn't help at all. I was resigned to being 45 and in daily pain for the rest of my life. I then thought about trying acupuncture as I was willing to try anything at this stage. A friend gave me David's details. I found him easily online. I had a quick look at his website and made my 1st apt. From the 1st consult David was professional, knowledgeable on my conditions, listened to all my health problems, what I was looking for and didn't just put everything down to my weight which had been brought up many times before. He was very professional, explained everything to me, he felt acupuncture wouldn't help me long term so offered laser treatment. I was so grateful to at last have someone listen to me and offer something to help rather than being told we don't know how to treat you. I didn't know what the laser treatment was and David explained it all in lay mans terms so I understood. I have had 5 treatments so far and even after my 1st treatment of only an hr I left feeling positive, hopeful and in less pain than I had went in. David has given me a new lease of life in a very short time. I cant believe the difference in my pain levels in such a short time. I have now reduced my med medication, I'm reducing , usage and reliance on my crutches and try walking without them, I haven't needed to use my tens machines, I am managing stairs much better and are able to do things with the kids now. I still have some pain but its drastically reduced and I no longer wake during the night in pain. David has suggested I have 1 more weekly treatment then go to fortnightly and then to monthly and take from there. I am now looking forward to getting back to enjoying things I used to be able to do and have a near enough pain free life and its all thanks to David. I cant believe the difference in my pain and I cant thank him enough. People can be sceptical to trying alternative therapies but I have been there and bought the shop on trying different techniques and aids to help. I would advise anyone who is suffering and feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel like me to get in touch with David and I'm sure he will be able to help elevate some of your suffering like he has for me. I have already recommended him to my sister and a colleague. I would highly recommend David to everyone. He has also recommended a fellow specialist to help with my feet problem which is fab.
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Drysdale Osteopathy • Sports Injuries

Sports activities are regular way of life for people of all ages, ranging from those with an avid interest to those who just want to stay fit; from the elite professional to the casual participant.

Many sports injuries are caused by overuse, from playing too hard and too often.
Sports Injuries, Back Pain, Tennis Elbow, Groin Strain, Osteopathy
Common sporting injuries include Achilles Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Biceps Tendonitis, Groin Strain, Shin Splints and Lower Back Pain.

Sometimes incorrect equipment can be causing the problem, an example would be a cyclist whose cycling position is incorrect, or a runner with poor foot biomechanics causing knee and hip problems.

Correcting the cause of the imbalance will sort the problem.

Reduced joint flexibility will affect the degree performance and may result in injury if the player is unaware that they can’t perform to the same level that they used to, examples include golfers who can’t rotate at the waist as well as they previously did, or older footballers who have lost back and leg flexibility.

Young people especially are vulnerable in sport as their growing bodies are often expected to perform to high standards and are putting exceptional physical demands on themselves. The good news is that those who are fit tend to recover quickly from their injuries.

In the Runner, the possibility of a Stress Fracture in the lower leg may be the cause of the pain. An x-ray of the affected area should be taken. If there is no stress fracture, then the Biomechanics of the individual need to be closely examined. This can be done by my colleague, Ramsay Sloss, and may require Orthotics to correct any imbalance.

Osteopathy can help with performance, and speed recovery from injury. Osteopathic treatment may improve joint mobility, reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions, so that ease of movement is restored and performance is enhanced.

For those of you wishing to keep fit, Osteopathy may help you keep supple and improve muscle tone so reducing the risk of injury to muscles, joints and the spine.

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