Being diagnosed with Arthritis can be very worrying. You’re concerned on how it might progress and you’re worried that with time you’ll be unable to do your daily activities? You don t know how to help it without aggravating your symptoms?
Osteopathy can help to reduce your pain level and keep your joints mobile.
Arthritis is a term commonly and mistakenly used to describe osteoarthritis. Arthritis is an umbrella term referring to inflammatory diseases, whereas osteoarthritis refers to a degenerative process of your joints (wear and tear). If you want to know more about osteoarthritis click the link: osteoarthritis.
Arthritis is a term designating several conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Reactive Arthritis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Svojen syndrome
- Psoriatic Arthritis
Why do I get pain?
Arthritis is an umbrella term referring to inflammatory diseases.
In arthritic diseases, your white blood cells would mistakenly identify parts of your own body as foreign objects. Then they attack them and trigger an inflammatory process. This is why you can get episodes where it flares up. These can start without any reason and can cause swollen, hot, painful and achy joints.
The white blood cells act as the guards of your body. They detect and attack viruses/bacteria/foreign objects to keep your body safe and unharmed. This defence process is called inflammation.
Inflammatory diseases differ slightly from one another. But the symptoms of inflammation are universal:
- Pyrexia (fever)
- Swelling of the joints
- Lack of appetite
- Joint pain
- Muscle ache
How osteopathy can help?
By considering the body as a whole and using non-invasive and non-weight bearing techniques, osteopathy will help movement with minimal impact. For that reason, Osteopathy can be an adjuvant to your conventional arthritis medication. On one hand, medication treats the physiology of the disease. On the other hand, osteopathic techniques will reduce your pain level and keep your joints mobile. Osteopathic techniques are non-invasive and non-weight bearing, therefore, they don t induce any trauma to your joints and are unlikely to provoke a flare up.
It’s time to start feeling better, You can call us, email us, or even book an appointment online to meet a member of our team.
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