Osteopathy & Rheumatism
Rheumatism is not a specific medical condition but is the word used to describe symptoms of pain and inflammation in joints, muscles and connective (soft) tissue. Although osteopathy cannot cure rheumatism, osteopathy is helpful in helping ease the symptoms of rheumatism such as joint pain, lack of mobility and stiffness as well as swelling and inflammation.
What is Rheumatism?
Rheumatism is not a specific medical condition but the term used to describe symptoms of pain and inflammation in joints, muscles and connective (soft) tissue. As well as pain and swelling the sufferer may also experience stiffness of joints and limited movement in the affected limb or joint.
Although muscular pain and joint pain can affect any part of the body, rheumatism most commonly affects knee, hip, back and neck joints. There are many reasons and risk factors which contribute to rheumatism including pain associated arthritis, diabetes and fibromyalgia.
Is Osteopathy Effective In Treating Rheumatism?
Although osteopathy cannot cure rheumatism, the emphasis on the role of the musculoskeletal system in maintaining well-being means that osteopathy is helpful in helping ease the symptoms of rheumatism such as joint pain, lack of mobility and stiffness as well as swelling and inflammation. Gentle exercises and pain management techniques may form part of the osteopathic treatment enabling the patient to manage their rheumatic symptoms away from the clinic.
Osteopathic Treatments Used in Treating Rheumatism
Although the type of osteopathic treatment used is to treat rheumatism is dependent upon the needs of the individual and their symptoms, treatment of rheumatism may use a variety of osteopathic techniques; ranging from traditional osteopathy and Magnetolith EMTT Therapy to more modern osteopathic treatments such as Exercise Rehabilitation, and general mobilisation. All of which are designed to correct and realign the mechanical structure and to enable the body to stimulate it’s own healing processes.
Osteopathy can be used to alleviate symptoms of rheumatism including:
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