As we get older a lifetime of work, stress and bad habits can affect our mobility and flexibility. Many of our older patients have Osteopathic treatment as a way of easing aches and pains, and maintaining joint health as well as improving overall wellbeing.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and swelling of joints and bones. The main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative joint condition causing 'wear and tear', which affects the spine, hips, knees, feet and hands.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a more severe but less common type of arthritis. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys affected joints causing pain, swelling and a reduction in movement. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect all joints in the body.
Symptoms of arthritis include:
• Restricted joint movement
• Inflammation and swelling
• Warmth and redness of the skin over the joint
There are many other types of arthritis. Some of the more common types include: Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Cervical Spondylitis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), Reactive arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma and Fibromyalgia.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, osteopathic treatment aims to slow down the process of wear and tear within the joints. Osteopathy can help ease pain and stiffness, provide useful advice regarding exercise and lifestyle, and help manage symptoms to improve your quality of life.
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• Gentle articulation.
• Stretching and massage.
• Improve circulation around the joints.
• Increase mobility & flexibility.
• Strengthen healthy joint structure with simple postural exercises.
• Ease chronic tight muscles and strains which prevent the joints to work effectively.
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