Many people suffer from joint pain and stiffness and the consequences this has on mobility and quality of life can be profound.
From osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis through ankylosing spondylitis, gout & psoriatic arthritis to fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica and muscular conditions, there are many reasons why someone may be suffering from joint pain and stiffness.
Osteopaths use gentle massage, movement and stretching techniques to reduce muscle tension and improve joint mobility without irritating a painful area. Advice on exercise, diet, posture and lifestyle changes & adaptations may be given to help improve quality of life.
Often treatment will be an ongoing intervention with an Osteopaths seeing a patient on a regular basis in order to manage and maintain an improvement in mobility over the course of a patient’s life.