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Can an osteopath help with arthritis pain?
Osteopaths treat patients with arthritis every day. You may not have to put up with your pain. Osteopaths can advise on good posture and can help you with treatment and advise on self help. Osteopaths are highly skilled practitioners.
Can an osteopath help with arthritis in hands?
Many people living with arthritis find that manual therapy (such as that performed by an osteopath) can be very effective in treating their symptoms. Gentle massage, stretching and articulation of the joints has been shown to help to reduce pain and stiffness, helping you to perform your daily activities more easily.
What is the best and safest treatment for osteoarthritis?
NSAIDs are the most effective oral medicines for OA. They include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) naproxen (Aleve) and diclofenac (Voltaren, others). All work by blocking enzymes that cause pain and swelling. The problem is that some of those enzymes also help blood to clot and protect the lining of your stomach.
What is the standard treatment for osteoarthritis?
Acetaminophen should be used as first-line therapy for mild osteoarthritis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are superior to acetaminophen for treating moderate to severe osteoarthritis.
Can an osteopath help with osteoarthritis of the knee?
There is no cure for OA however it can be well managed: Osteopathy may help reduce muscle tension around the knee joints and help improve range of movement. May help promote blood and lymphatic flow, helping reduce pain and inflammation.
Can an osteopath help with spinal osteoarthritis?
Research shows that manual therapy such as osteopathy can relieve pain, increase flexibility and improve quality of life for people with osteoarthritis. This is reflected in NHS guidelines which recommend manual therapy (stretching and manipulation), alongside exercise, weight loss and pain meds to manage symptoms.
Can an osteopath help with hip arthritis?
Pain from osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the hip joint is also common. Osteopaths can’t cure the arthritis and it depends on the severity of the wear and tear but treatment and advice from an osteopath can often help ease the symptoms.
Why D.O. I feel worse after osteopathy?
Should you feel a bit sore and achy after your treatment, this feeling should ease within a couple of days. This occurs due to your body adjusting to the changes that may have been made through treatment. If you feel concerned, or your pain is significantly worse, then you should call and speak with your Osteopath.