Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis has many different causes, different symptom patterns and different methods of treatment.  Osteoarthritis is a common condition which comes on in later life.  It has two main causes, either from wearing of the smooth joint surface or by bony spurs entering the joint space, however both cause direct bone on bone contact.  Your Chiropractor will do a full screening to find the route cause of your symptoms and can then recommend the best form of treatment.

Causes
There are different causes for osteoarthritis, these can include;

  • Past injuries
  • Over use
  • Old age
  • Inflammation
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Ligament instability
  • Genetic predisposition

Commonly Effected Areas

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Neck
  • Lower back
  • Shoulder
  • Hips
  • Knees

Symptoms

  • Joint stiffness
  • Referred pain
  • Dull ache
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Local swelling
  • Local muscle tenderness
  • Pain with movement

Treatment
The type of treatment suitable for osteoarthritis primarily depends on the cause of the condition and the location of the symptoms.

Every day people visit Chiropractors with osteoarthritis and evidence shows that Chiropractic is effective at treating the symptoms associated with condition in many different cases.

Chiropractic care can include;
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Specific exercises and stretches
- Posture and lifestyle advice

If you’re unsure whether Chiropractic treatment is the right option for you, then please come in for a free 20 minute consultation where we can discuss the reason for your visit, do a quick spine check and explain how we may be able to help.  To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01243 913923.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

- The Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre

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