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
  • Stretching
  • 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.

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