Causes of joint problems

There are different forms of joint problems but the main complaint we see is Arthritis. Arthritis is common and is usually localised to a specific site such as the hips, knees or spine. Its symptoms are pain, stiffness and restricted mobility. We have found that we can ease symptoms with skilled osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths are working together with Versus Arthritis (an arthritis charity) to help support those with joint arthritis.

Types of joint treatments

Joint Massage

This massage treatment is designed to reach deep areas of the joint to release joint patterns of tension.

Joint Manipulation

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.

Mobility Techniques

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 are 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.

How long until I notice a difference?

Some patients can have immediate relief whereas others discover it can take a few weeks or months. Many factors can affect your recovery, such as how long you’ve had the problem, your age or even the 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, paying close attention to home exercises and any diet programme set by your specialist as this will improve your recovery time.