Arthritic Hip and Knee Pain
There are several different types of arthritic pain. The one which Chiropractic treatment can help with is Osteoarthritis or ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. In osteoarthritis the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones becomes thinner and rougher.
The bone tries to repair this but unfortunately this repair can sometimes over grow which changes the shape of the joint which can cause irritation, inflammation and pain in the joint. When the joint is affected it can lead to pain and to the movement in the joint becoming limited and painful. This can cause everyday movements such as walking, climbing stairs and getting up from chairs to be painful and difficult to do.
Chiropractic treatment for arthritic hip and knee pain cannot make a difference to the bony changes that have already happened in the joint.
However, chiropractic care can help reduce muscle spasm and improve movement in the affected joints and can help increase the overall function of the area. This is most effective when used in combination with other treatments for osteoarthritis such as rehabilitative exercises.
What is involved in Chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal (muscle and joints) system. At Total Chiropractic we use adjustments to the spine and joints of the body, soft tissue therapy and advice on exercises and posture to help treat your problem and to try and help prevent your problem from reoccurring.
Each patient has their own individual treatment plan with advice and exercises tailored to them to help them get the best results from their package of chiropractic care.
Need further information?
If you would like to speak to a Rosie before making an appointment you can contact her on 01635 791301 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to talk in person you can book a free Chiro Chat appointment (a free, 20 minute, no obligation appointment where you can discuss your problem with me and ask questions and I can see if chiropractic care could help you before committing to a course of chiropractic care.
Bronfort; Effectiveness of Manual Therapies: the UK Evidence Report, 2010.