Arthritis Liverpool | Osteopath in Liverpool | Osteopath in Aigburth
Arthritis is a common condition which causes pain, swelling and inflammation and often stiffness in the joints of the body.
The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis but there are many other types including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Certain types of arthritis can also affect children.
Osteoarthritis is a result of wear and tear of the joints in the body. It is common in people over 50 and most commonly affects the joints of the knees, hips, neck and back, base of the toes and hands.
The gentle manipulative and massage techniques from osteopaths can help some arthritis sufferers. Treatment is individual, gently moving and stretching an arthritic joint and massaging surrounding muscles and tissues can help ease some of the discomfort. Sometimes an osteopath may work on general mobility of the other joints and muscles in the body to help the mechanics of the body work better. An Osteopath in Liverpool may also give advice on exercises, diet, posture and changes to lifestyle. X-rays, scans or other tests may be required and your osteopath may refer you to your GP for any additional investigations and treatment. Arthritis UK also have some useful information. They can be found here.
Michael will use the information obtained from the case history and examination to formulate an individual treatment and management plan specific to you. This will include hands on treatment at the clinic as well as a number of exercises that are designed to improve the function of the joints and muscles. The treatment and management plan allows us to work towards the best results we can and get you back to moving at your best.