Arthritis is a very common & painful condition affecting men & women of all ages. Although there are many types of arthritis, the most commonly two diagnosed are ‘osteo-arthritis’ & rheumatoid-arthritis’.
Your GP or specialist may diagnose this, confirmed with diagnostic tests such as x-ray, MRI, & blood tests. As Osteopaths, physical examination & your signs/symptoms will also confirm the diagnosis of the type of arthritis that is causing your pain/stiffness.
Management of your arthritis is essential in controlling pain & improving quality of life, as well as the ability to carry out common tasks of daily living.
As Osteopaths, the most common presenting symptoms include:
- Joint pain/stiffness
- Muscle tightness/weakness/spasm
- Restricted range of movement of joints
- Joint & muscle inflammation
- Joint crepitus (grating, crackling, popping sounds)
- Redness/heat from joints
- Localised swelling
An Osteopathic treatment is very hands-on & aims to:
- Improve joint mobility
- Increase muscle flexibility
- Increase range of movement of affected joints
- Decrease joint inflammation
- Decrease muscle pain/spasm
We do this by using techniques such as:
- Soft-tissue or deep-tissue massage
- Myofascial release
- Joint mobilization
- Joint articulation
- Muscle energy techniques
- Exercise prescription
At Camberwell Osteopathic Clinic we are a highly skilled & experienced team. We treat all types of arthritis, & endeavour to improve the quality of life as well as educate each patient with an effective & realistic management plan.
For more information & to book an appointment please call 9042 1056 or visit our website at camberwellosteopath.com.au.