What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints of the body. There are many different types of arthiritis ranging from degenerative arthiritis as in Osteoarthiritis to more systemic ones that can involve the autoimmune system.

 

All arthiritis lead to inflamation or the joints and the surrounding soft tissues. This usually causes pain and stiffness.

 

It is therefor important to keep the joints mobile and flexible as much as possible. Moving the joints would help with reducing the imflamatory process and slows down progression of arthiritis

What types of arthritis are there?

Osteoarthritis is associated with joint wear and tear, common as people get older and joints are overused or from trauma related incidents.

Autoimmune arthritis concerns the immune system attacking an individuals joints.

 

How Osteopathy could help you

Using osteopathic techniques can help prevent or delay deterioration and encourage quality of movement and release of muscle tightness over joints.

Osteopathy is also useful in benefiting patients of joint replacement in rehabilitation.

 

 

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