Playing football with your grandson, gardening, long country walks or playing a round of golf, are all ways in which we like to spend our spare time. Unfortunately, about half of us will experience a form of wear and tear which prevents us from performing our favourite activities. If you experience any of the following symptoms; aches, pain, stiffness, cracking noises or suffer from any form of muscle pain – we advise you get checked out today.
Osteoarthritis can occur in most joints in the body – the large weight bearing joints such as the spine, hips and knees are most commonly affected.
As a result of the wear and tear, joints lose their mobility which directly affects the surrounding tissues, i.e. your muscles and ligaments.
CHIROPRACTIC AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
Although osteoarthritis is an irreversible process in itself, fortunately this doesn’t mean you just have to “learn to live with it”. Chiropractic can help by restoring mobility in the joints by using gentle and specific adjustments. Additionally, we might stretch the muscles in the surrounding area or use deep myofascial techniques to loosen muscles so that function is improved and pain and stiffness is minimized. The best results however, are reached when chiropractic is combined with conservative treatments like weight control; appropriate rest and gentle exercises such as walking or swimming. All of this will help to maintain the flexibility of your joints and therefore decreasing the pain and stiffness you feel.
Why not give us a call to find out if we can help you with your problem.