Pain, swelling, inflammation and often stiffness in the joints of the body.
Causes of Arthritic pain
The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Other types include gout, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the joints of the spine, hips, knees, feet and hands. This is where the joint cartilage and underlying bone breaks down causing stiffness and pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease where multiple joints are painful, swollen, fatigued and swollen.
For more information on arthritis, visit Arthritis Research UK
Treatment of Arthritic pain
Osteopathy can help with the symptoms of arthritis by using gentle manipulative and massage techniques to gently move the joint and release the surrounding muscles. Advice on postural changed, stretching and exercises may be given to help manage your condition.
If you have any further questions about Arthritis or how Osteopathy could help you, feel free to get in touch.