There are approximately 360 joints in the human body, all uniquely designed for different functions. From the impressive weight bearing ability of the hip joint to the tiny joints of the ear that allow us to hear. Whilst wonderful in design and function, joints can be problematic. There are many conditions that impact our joints, from common sprains to diseases such as arthritis. Luckily, with the right approach, most joint pain can be well managed and will resolve.
Where does your joint pain come from?
Commonly joints are made up of smooth cartilage and supporting ligaments/membrane and filled with synovial fluid. These structures are susceptible to damage and can cause significant pain.
Common joint conditions that may benefit from Osteopathic treatment include:
- Joint sprain and restriction
- Whiplash injury
- Spinal facet syndrome
- Acute wry neck
How can an Osteopath help?
Our practitioners use skilled evaluation, diagnosis and hands on techniques in treating joint pain. Osteopaths take a holistic approach, addressing both the cause and nature of your symptoms, whilst providing evidence based education and management programs.