Arthritis related joint pain
Arthritis can be caused by the natural wearing of joints. This is known as Osteo-arthritis. We are all going to get this condition at some point in our lives, when it occurs is dependent on how much we use certain joints and the injuries we have sustained. Osteopathic treatment cannot reverse this process, but it can help with pain reduction and increasing the range of movement within the affected joints. Joints and muscles stiffen up and the surrounding musculature becomes weaker and these are often the main problem. Osteopathy can release the muscular tightness and put your joints through increased ranges of movement and importantly prescribe exercises designed to improve muscle strength. This gives you back the freedom of movement and helps improve function and symptoms.