Joint pain and aching joints can have a number of causes ranging from strenuous exercise and overuse to arthritis and infection. Whatever the cause of your joint pain may be, it is recommended that you visit your GP if the pain is acute, intense and accompanied by sudden swelling.
If you currently have aching joints or joint pain then Osteopathy can help. We will examine you, give you a diagnosis and aim to bring you relief from discomfort, particularly when it is the result of a dysfunction, soft tissue and ligament damage.
Deep Tissue Massage around the affected joint can break down adhesions in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. This not only helps to relieve the pain but also restore normal movement of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle joints.
Various joint articulations can also help to promote secretion of synovial fluid, the natural oil which lubricates joints. Other techniques include moving a joint through its full range of movement (ROM), allowing the body to realise this movement without pain.
To get your aching joint or painful joint checked book an appointment today with an osteopath in Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage or Hertfordshire please or call on 01462 506166 or complete the form.