Wear and Tear (Osteoarthritits)

Playing football with your grandson, going for long walks or playing a round of golf, are all ideas of how we would like to spend our time after retirement. Unfortunately, about half of us will experience a form of wear and tear which prevents us from doing all of this. You might feel pain, stiffness, hear a cracking noise and or experience some form of muscle pain.

Losing mobility
Osteoarthritis can occur in most joints in the body, and 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 loose their mobility which will have an effect on the surrounding tissues, like muscles and ligaments. 

Chiropractic and Osteoarthritis
Although osteoarthritis is a irreversible process in itself, this fortunately doesn’t mean you have to “learn to live with it”. Chiropractic can help by restoring mobility in the joints 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 treatment like weight control, appropriate rest and exercise like walking or swimming . All of this will help maintaining the flexibility of the joints and therefore decreasing the pain and stiffness. 

Have a look on our what to expect page so you can see what is going to happen when you come to our clinic. 

Additionally, you might to give us a call and speak to us directly to find out if we can help you with your problem.