Whilst arthritis cannot be ‘cured’ by osteopathy, the symptoms can be significantly reduced using very gentle mobilisation techniques. There are many types of arthritis, but the most common is osteo-arthritis, or ‘ wear and tear’. The swelling that arthritis causes can reduce the range of movements that you are able to carry out and make using the joints very stiff and painful.
The stiffness is often especially bad in the mornings or after periods of immobility. Most commonly found in knees, hips, the spine and hands, arthritis can occur in any part of the body at any age.
Often treatment can enable a patient to function at a better level and help with pain management. It can also be extremely useful in maintaining joint and muscle function both pre and post- surgically, for example with knee and hip joint replacements. Symptoms of spondylosis in the neck and low back also respond well to gentle osteopathic techniques such as traction, articulation and soft-tissue massage.
Osteopathic treatment can be very successful in easing the symptoms of arthritic pain.
Contact us to request an appointment to see how our osteopathic approach can ease your condition.