Hands on treatment is an effective way of relieving either your specific joint pain, or if you have generalised aches and pains.
Joint pain can be due to a number of structures within the joint becoming irritated or inflamed.
Structures that may be irritated in the joint include, cartilage being worn away, muscles being tight causing tension in the joint, bursae being inflamed (these are cushions of tissue to protect the joint), tendons across the joint being stretched or torn.
Osteopathy will help relief the tension and pain in your joints, but working on the muscles and the joint itself to increase its range of movement so you move more easily. Treatment will decrease the inflammation so it’s less painful.
Sometimes the body can be achey generally, and that could be because you have an underlying problem with your alignment and joint health. For example a stiff or rotated pelvis can cause the muscles in the legs to tighten up and become achey.
Osteopathy can help this by looking at your whole body, and using examination to find out what is stiff and what isn’t. Then by using techniques to treat the joints and muscles which aren’t working at their best, you will move more easily with less pain.