FAQ's - General Advice

What should I do after Treatment?

Treatment relaxes and loosens up the joints, it is very important not to “overdo it” after a treatment, this could aggravate your injury. You many feel sore for 24-48 hours after treatment. If you are feeling any pain or discomfort walk around or lie down, avoid sitting.

Should I use an ice pack or a hot water bottle?

When a joint is injured the area becomes swollen; therefore you should try putting ice on the area to reduce the swelling. Use a bag of frozen peas or an ice pack covered in a thin piece of cloth, and put it on the painful j oint for 5 to 10 minutes, every 1-2 hours as needed. Remove the ice before the area becomes painfully cold.

Should I exercise?

Everybody should stay active and fit throughout their lives. When you have a break from exercise you should restart slowly. Do not exercise through the pain. So if you feel pain, rest and ice the painful area, then retry the exercise when the pain has recovered. If you are still getting the pain make an appointment to see the osteopath.

What should I do if the symptoms recur in the future?

Ice the injury and stop the activities that cause the pain – this will allow healing.If the pain does not start to improve within 24 hours book in to see the osteopath. 

If you have any further questions please telephone the centre and speak to the receptionist or one of the Osteopaths.  We will be more than happy to help. 

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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk

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