There are different forms of joint problems but the main issue is Arthritis. Arthritis can be divided into two categories – degenerative and inflammatory. Inflammatory arthritis is most commonly a systemic disease affecting not just joints but the whole body. Like osteoarthritis its symptoms are severe pain, stiffness and often deformity. Osteopathy can be helpful in addition to medication. Degenerative can as be described as Osteoarthritis is the commonest form and is usually localised to a specific site such as the hips, knees or spine. Its symptoms are pain, stiffness and restricted mobility. Symptoms can often be eased and improved with skilled osteopathic treatment.
Helping you relieve bone aches & pains
Types of Joint Treatments
The patient sits or lies down on a table, the specialist will gently apply a precise amount of pressure in a specific location to relief the pain.
This massage treatment is designed to reach deep areas of the joint to release joint patterns of tension.
This can involve mobility, gentle stretching, or traction techniques. Our specialist will create a home routine which may also be prescribed to improve joint function.
Our specialists spend a vast amount of time helping patients with pain and suffering caused by various forms of arthritis. It is important that our patients understand that they must not simply learn to live with their symptoms as there is various treatments available. In many cases, osteopaths are able to help considerably. Pain relief treatments and lifestyle management routines can improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers considerably.
How long until I notice a difference?
Some patients can have immediate relief. Others discover it can take a few weeks or months. Many factors can affect your recovery such as your how long you’ve had the problem, age or even severity. In a lot cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Whilst every patient is different, your specialist will be able to advise you on your most likely recovery time. Usually, the longer you’ve had an issue, the longer it will take to get it sorted. You must be committed to your treatment plan, home exercises and any diet programme set by your specialist as this will maximise your recovery time.