To achieve the lasting pain relief that Bowen Therapy is famous for requires addressing the underlying cause. The root causes can be varied, but by using advanced assessment methods we find that often there are several contributing factors that need to be corrected so that lasting relief can be experienced.
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What is Gout?
What Causes Gout?
When levels of uric acid in the blood increase, it can lead to the formation of urate crystals which can accumulate in the joints. This further leads to swelling and intense Gout attack. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down purines, substances found naturally in the body and some food types like steak and seafood. Other food types that can lead to high levels of uric acid in the body can include beer, drinks with fructose etc. Even though uric acid is excreted out via the kidneys, if excessive levels are being produced by the body, it can be retained in the blood nonetheless. When this occurs, sharp, needle-like uric crystals appear in tissue surrounding joints that causes Gout.
Gout can be influenced by other factors like obesity, medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes etc., certain medications, heredity, age and sex as well.
When to Seek Treatment For Gout
Bowen Therapy can be effective at any stage during a gout attack. If used in the early stages, Bowen therapy may diffuse the intensity of the gout attack.
Bowen can still be very effective in the very painful stages of gout, by helping to loosen the tissues in the calf, ankle or around the foot that often tighten up during a gout attack of the toe. Increasing circulation to the area may help the body to flush out the uric crystals causing the pain, and reduce the severity of the inflammation in the joint.
In the final stages, the inflammation following a gout attack can sometimes linger around for weeks or months, which Bowen Therapy can help clear up.
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What is Morton's Neuroma?
What Causes Morton's Neuroma?
High heels or tight fitting footwear, such as worn in sports like skiing or rock climbing, can cause Morton’s Neuroma. The compression of the foot can cause the nerves within to become irritated and swollen, causing pain.
People who have other foot issues such as bunions, hammertoes, fallen or high arches are at a higher risk of experiencing Morton’s Neuroma, especially if they are putting a lot of stress on their feet, (eg. by doing lots of running).
When to Seek Treatment for Morton's Neuroma?
Early treatment of Morton's Neuroma facilitates faster recovery. Bowen Treatment can help alleviate the pain, and works to improve the circulation and rate of healing,
Without treatment and continuing activities that are aggravating the Neuroma the pain will likely get worse.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
When to seek treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?
It's best to begin treating plantar fasciitis as early as possible, because the worse it gets, the longer it takes to get better. I have seen some people's plantar fasciitis pain get so bad that they can barely walk, so this is one that you really want to get under control as early as possible. By the time plantar fasciitis gets to the stage where one can barely walk, it can take a few weeks to resolve, and will require a change of lifestyle pace so that the plantar fascia has more opportunity to heal without applying additional stress to the tissues.
Besides taking longer for the plantar fascia to heal, in the meantime people with a sore foot adjust the way they walk to compensate for the foot pain, and this can lead to knee, hip and back problems. Because Bowen Therapy works differently to other therapies, I have frequently helped clients relieve their plantar fasciitis pain where other treatments have failed.