Joint pain can be caused by a number of reasons:
- If you had a sports injury or any other injury
- if you are suffering from an arthritic disease
- if your joints have gradually become painful over the years
In all the above cases, Osteopathy offers the right toolkit to help or fix your problem. This page will focus on injuries and sports injuries. If you want to find out more about other reasons for joint pain, please follow the links below:
Why do I get pain?
Have you twisted your ankle playing football or have had a fall onto your knees? The body responds to any of these injuries with inflammation. The symptoms of this complex process are pain, swelling, and redness. The pain should protect the area from further damage. The swelling and redness appear with fresh blood and immune cells flowing into the injured area to start the clean-up process. Around 48hours after the initial injury, repair of the damaged tissues starts. At that point, rehabilitation and intervention like gentle exercises or osteopathic treatment are advisable.
How can we help?
Two things are vital for optimal healing:
- Good blood circulation
- The damaged tissue fibres need to grow together in a set uniform pattern
This results in minimal scar tissue and almost a 100% recovery of full function. A big, irregular scar makes the area prone to further injury and the function does not fully return to normal. Our Osteopaths will use deep friction massages and provide you with stretching and strengthening exercises to ensure correct tissue alignment. By mobilising and articulating the joints and muscle around the injured area, they reduce tension in the surrounding tissues and optimise the blood. Our treatment plans will minimise your healing time and get you the best functional recovery.
Get yourself booked in if you want to make a speedy recovery!