Arthritis is commonly used to describe the diagnosis of Osteoarthritis (OA), however, there are many different types of arthritis, that can be both degenerative and inflammatory, that can affect any joint in the body for example:
Osteoarthritis is degenerative in its nature, usually following damage or infection to a joint, or because of simple “wear and tear” that occurs to the body as we progress through life. Arthritis of an inflammatory nature, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is less common and the symptoms are often more severe, affecting the whole body not just individual joints, this style needs to be diagnosed by a rheumatologist to ensure the person gets the correct treatment.
To get a diagnosis of arthritis can seem very negative and scary, leaving you feeling like there is nothing that can be done to help, but often people have significant benefit from manual therapy, that can be used for any joint of the body from hands to feet!
So, what treatments do we use to help?
All our treatments are tailored to your specific needs, so sometimes we use a single treatment, and sometimes we use a combination of multiple treatments. We will always work alongside your GP or consultant where appropriate to make sure you get the best outcome.