If you’re looking for information and a way forward living with arthritis, you’re not alone. As many as 8.5 million individuals have painful inflammation due to arthritis such as in their hip, knee, and other crucial joint cartilage.
We understand one of the nasty realities of everyday life with arthritis is the uncertainty of when you may have a ‘bad day’. There are times when the pain feels like it is getting easier to manage, but then a ‘bad day’ comes along and with it can come a great deal of worry about one’s future living with the disease.
Sometimes we can even feel cheated that the signs and symptoms haven’t been as difficult to live with, for instance, because of warm and dry weather. Frigid weather can heighten pain sensitivity, slow blood circulation, and cause muscle spasms. Arthritic pain could be worse during the night hours because of the cooler temperature. All of this can take a toll on our mental health.
Pain medication can be a temporary aid when dealing with chronic pain. However osteopathy has been proven to alleviate arthritis and joint pain, and it can be a solution to managing the condition, instead of relying on pain medication. Osteopathic manual therapy is a means of care which can alleviate the necessity for pain relieving medication.
Whilst there isn’t currently a cure for arthritis it is something that can be managed with good nutrition, dieting, exercise, losing weight, and positive lifestyle changes in general.
In the UK, Osteopathy is a health profession regulated by UK law. This is worth noting because osteopathic care may put stress on the body in an attempt to alleviate arthritic pain, so it is worth finding a professional osteopath who has experience providing care for arthritic issues.