How can osteopathy help arthritis?
With getting older there is the increased likelihood of developing arthritis.
There are different types of arthritis but in a nutshell developing arthritis will result in stiffness and soreness in joints that can be debilitating and impact your daily life.
There is no cure for arthritis but don’t be put off by people telling you that nothing can be done to help.
Osteopathy can ease arthritis symptoms, such as pain, swelling and stiffness in joints which gives patients greater comfort and can restore some joint mobility.
Osteopathy for arthritis is gentle and non-invasive, involving soft tissue and stretching techniques to ease pain and increase movement in joints, surrounding muscles and tissues.
Stretching and guiding the stiff joint thorough its range of movement.
The same attention is given to associated tissues and muscles around the joint to ensure they are functioning properly and not suffering adversely from arthritis.
Your osteopath can also give you advice on daily stretching exercises and routines to maintain your range of movement in your joint and prevent deterioration.