Osteopaths are able to treat pain and injury suffered in any joint however the most common joint problems we treat are:
Joints can suffer pain and damage as a result of a one-off injury or sprain, or become injured over time as a result of continuous or repetitive activity.
Pain in the joints can be the result of damage to the tough, articular surface (cartilage) of the bones, inflammation in and around the fluid within the joint, or damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons that surround the joint.
Osteopaths can help mobilise the injured joint by employing techniques of articulation, massage and stretching in order to reduce pain and inflammation.
Most of our osteopaths are also trained to use acupuncture (dry needling) to penetrate deep into the joint to help reduce the effects of inflammation.
We will also work on the muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the joint and advise on exercises to aid recovery and rehabilitation.