Yes – in many cases.
I get asked often in the clinic whether Osteopaths can help people suffering with Arthritis or arthritis symptoms. The answer I give is – usually. It depends a lot on the reason why a person is in pain in the first place. People can have arthritis, but not have any pain or symptoms, or conversely, lots of pain and symptoms and no arthritis – so we identify what is giving a person pain and treat accordingly. Soft tissue massage, manipulation of joints, stretching and mobilisation all help to alleviate joint dysfunction associated with arthritis. Osteopaths utilise a range of techniques that enable better functioning of joints, muscles, ligaments and fascias surrounding these tissues.
In conjunction with natural, nutritional and herbal therapies – relief is possible. You may not need to put up with your arthritic pain – Osteopaths may be able to help with their distinctive diagnostic skills and treatment options.