Also known as ‘wear and tear’, osteoarthritis is most common in people over 50 years of age. Although it can also develop in younger people following an injury. The condition occurs as a result of degeneration of cartilage, the tissue which sits at the end of bones helping them to move smoothly. This results in painful bone-to-bone contact.
Osteoarthritis commonly affected areas include the spine, hip and knees. Depending on the area and severity of the condition, symptoms of osteoarthritis can include:
• Stiffness in the morning
• Difficulty moving
• Warmth around a joint
• Cracking or grinding of joints
• Lost joint mobility
• Limping or instability in the legs
• Numbness or tingling
Using a variety of techniques, osteopathy can not only help to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but can help to strengthen the weakened areas to reduce further wear and tear.
If you are suffering any of the above symptoms then do make an appointment at the RJ Clinic to see how one of our qualified practitioners could help reduce your pain.