Arthritis is a common condition causing pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
There are 2 main types - osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are also many other types of inflammatory arthritis eg gout, AS, psoriatic arthritis, and more.
Many people with arthritis find some relief from osteopathic treatment. I will use gentle techniques such as stretching, massage, rhythmical movements or cranial osteopathy to release muscle tension and improve mobility of the painful joints.
Treatment is tailored to your specific needs, and might involve looking at other areas that might be affecting how the painful joint is moving. I may offer postural advice and stretching.
Sometimes imaging or other tests maybe required to make a diagnosis. In this case I will refer you to your GP or other specialist for any investigations.
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