Osteoarthritis affects millions of people around the world and is considered as the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It is caused by aging joints, injury, and obesity. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. It can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in the hands, neck, lower back, knees, and hips.
Symptoms vary according to the affected joints, however, the common symptoms include mild inflammation of the tissues in and around the joints, damage to cartilage, and bony growths that develop around the edge of the joints.
Osteoarthritis pain increases over time and there is no current cure for it. However, chiropractic treatment could help a lot reducing the pain and slowing the progression of the disease. We use very gentle spinal adjustments to place the spinal column in proper alignment, which has a positive effect on the affected joints.
Knee Pain | Osteoarthritis
Knee pain can be a result of injury or misalignment of your joints causing pain when you walk. The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and surrounding muscles for its stability and strength. As with load-bearing joints, it is essential to ensure that the way you walk and the functions of the foot, ankle, and hip joints are not the reason for the pain in the hip. As with other joints, pain can also be referred from other parts of your body, and this needs to be ruled out before suitable treatment can be suggested.
Every patient and every case is different, so once an accurate diagnosis is made your personalised treatment plan can be created. Reducing inflammation and swelling is usually the first stage, with manipulation, mobilisation, and massage followed by rehabilitation techniques that will ensure you can get the best outcome for your condition.
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Neck & shoulder pain can be a result of injury or misalignment of your joints in your neck/upper thoracic region causing stiffness and or pain. A good indicator of this is your posture more specifically “head carriage forward” which can be the result of lifestyle choices and or injuries.
Every patient and every case is different, so once an accurate diagnosis is made your personalised treatment plan can be created.
Frozen shoulder impacts mobility, preventing you from carrying out your everyday activities. It can be very painful and the persistent pain can get worse when lying down so that it prevents you from sleeping at night. A spinal experts can treat general aches and pains including those of frozen shoulder arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck which could be the result of injuries.