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Osteopathy for Muscle Cramps in Surrey

Cramps are an involuntary, short-term episode of pain when a muscle goes into a spasm and usually lasts no more than ten minutes.

This is often quite painful and can reoccur within a few minutes or hours if the cause is not dealt with.

Most muscle cramps can be relieved by stretching the affected muscle for a few seconds and will then usually be fine after that.

The exact causes of Muscle cramps are not always known, but they can be caused by

  • muscle fatigue and overuse
  • Dehydration or exercising in over warm environments
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Inadequate warm-up before exercise

Most muscle cramps are nothing to be concerned about, but if they persist or worsen (see muscle spasms), you should consider seeing an osteopath as they can be caused by a reduction in your blood supply to the muscle or other areas, compression of nerves at or near your spine or due to medication you may be on.

Our osteopaths will help find the reason for your cramps where possible, allay your fears or refer you directly for further tests (or via your GP). If it is nothing serious, your osteopath will help with massage and stretching and giving some nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Some people also experience abdominal cramps. This can be a symptom of digestive issues such as IBS, indigestion, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and food allergies. 

If these pains become more frequent, more painful, change pattern, or associated with other symptoms such as night pain, night sweats, the unexpected change in weight or energy levels, or blood in your stools, then you should seek prompt medical advice.

At Arc osteopathy, your first appointment will be to establish the cause of your pain and stiffness through a consultation and examination. We then provide a treatment and rehab program for you.

Below you’ll find an example of a calf stretch. Our patients are given access to our patient video library with specific exercises videos to aid their recovery.

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Patient testimonials

5/5

Alan and the team are wonderful. Have been a patient here for 2 years and followed them through both sites. The place is clean, am treated with a smile and care and always come out happy and feeling a few years younger. I would have no reservation recommending Arc Osteopathy for anyone looking for an Osteopath in Croydon.

Naz H

Alan is a very friendly, professional & knowledgeable osteopath. In my case, my neck was feeling much better after the first (same day) appointment and back to normal after a second appointment a week later. Alan also provided video exercises to improve my condition. I will highly recommend the services of Arc Osteopathy! Thank you, Alan!

Elena T

Early last year I was having terrible pain in one of my knees and could barely walk. Over a number of months Alan treated me and showed me what exercises to do and what to avoid. I am now signed off from treatment and enjoying doing everything I did before and more. Thanks to Alan.

Lorraine G

I met Alan in 2013 when I had bruises my ribs. Thanks to him, I was able to climb to the top of Mount Kinabalu in South East Asia two months later. Since then, I swear by him. I cannot recommend him enough. I drive an hour each way to see him for a 30 min session. He is the best osteopath in London.

Shamsah L

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11.00 am – 8.00 pm

9.00 am – 2.00 pm

9.00 am – 8.00 pm

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9.00 am – 5.30 pm

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Monday            10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Tuesday             11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Wednesday         9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Thursday             9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Friday                11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday           9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Sunday                                   Closed