There are more than 600 muscles in our body. Each driving different functions, from pumping blood to aiding digestion. Mostly our muscles power everyday movements and allow us to run, jump, walk….!
Unfortunately, it is all too common that muscles cause pain, or myalgia. This typically is caused by stress, overuse activities and physical or sporting injuries.
What is the best treatment for muscle pain?
Treatment can vary from manual treatment including muscle therapy and manipulation to specific rehabilitation exercises. It all depends on the nature of the injury and the muscles involved. For instance, a calf tear should be treated quite differently when compared with neck muscles that cause tension headaches.
Common muscle conditions that may benefit from Osteopathic treatment include:
- Muscle tear/strain
- Trigger point referral
- Tension headaches
- Repetitive strain injuries
- General muscle soreness
How will an Osteopath help?
Osteopaths use skilled evaluation, diagnosis and hands on techniques in treating muscle pain. Taking a holistic approach to treatment our practitioners address both the symptoms and cause of your condition. You will also receive education, management and rehabilitation advice informed by the latest scientific research.