Arthritis is characterised by joint pain, especially in the morning. The condition is usually exacerbated by moving after holding a sustained position for a long time (such as sitting or standing) or by cold weather.
Causes of Arthritis
Arthritis is a complicated condition which can be caused by many factors – many of which science is still exploring. Arthritis can be degenerative eg. osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear to your body’s protective cartilage (usually through sport or trauma). Arthritis can also be born from an attack on your body’s systems, eg. Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteopaths gently mobilise arthritic joints to increase the range of motion of the joint and therefore also decreasing pain. This treatment technique can assist even severe arthritis sufferers. Osteopaths will be able to assess your condition and offer advice on your personal needs. Further pain relief may also be available from your GP or pharmacist.
Note: This is general information only and does not take into consideration medical history or other external factors.