Chiropractic can’t stop you getting old; but it might stop you feeling it!
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis in the UK, and around 1 million people consult their GP about it every year. Symptoms may include joint pain, ‘knobbly’ joints, tenderness, stiffness, creaking, locking of the joints, and sometimes local inflammation (swelling and warmth). There can often be something underlying years before the osteoarthritis presents (for example a gait problem, posture at work, an old injury, imbalances, poor nutrition etc) and it is important that this is identified and wherever possible improved.
How can Chiropractic help?
During your initial assessment, your chiropractor will perform various tests and ask you questions to assist them in identifying the cause. They will then work together with you to create a package of care. Your chiropractor will treat you using their hands to make gentle specific adjustments (specific form of manipulation used by chiropractors) to restore the function of the joints. Restoring or improving joint function can make a big difference to the pain and stiffness. Adjustments also improve the efficiency of your nervous system which enables your body’s natural healing ability to come into play. Your chiropractor will also treat associated painful and tight muscles, tendons and ligaments using various soft tissue techniques, and use rehabilitation techniques to retrain those receptors that may have been damaged as a result of the dysfunction.
If you are suffering from arthritis and have been told that nothing can be done to relieve your symptoms, please see a chiropractor – we can help!