Osteopathy and arthritis

Osteopathy and arthritis

Arthritis is a common term for the two main types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the whole body. It can produce severe pain and disability.

Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear arthritis, degenerative arthritis. This often produces pain and stiffness. One of the most common statements that we hear as osteopaths is “…it’s arthritis; there is nothing that can be done for that.” This is however far from the truth.

Although you cannot improve the wear in the joint, the body is one unit and therefore improving the mechanical strain through the body can reduce mechanical pressure resulting in an improvement in pain and stiffness.

Arthritis can be helped greatly through treatment and also with advice regarding your activities, your bed, your posture and your exercise. Our osteopath will give you as much advice as possible so that you can manage your symptoms.

Have a look at other information about osteopathy