What is Arthritis

A large amount of osteopaths’ time is spent in dealing with the pain and suffering caused to patients as a result of arthritis. Many people mistakenly assume that arthritis is untreatable and that they must learn to live with their symptoms.
In many cases, osteopaths help considerably to relieve the pain and improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.

Broadly arthritis may be divided into two types – degenerative and inflammatory.

Degenerative or OSTEOARTHRITIS is the commonest form and is usually localised to a specific site such as the hips, knees or spine.
Its classic features of pain, stiffness and restricted mobility may often be eased and improved with skilled osteopathic treatment.

Inflammatory arthritis such as RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS is generally a systemic disease affecting not just joints but the whole body.

Like osteoarthritis it produces severe pain, stiffness and often deformity.
You don’t have to live with any of these

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Early morning stiffness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Lack of mobility


  • Osteopaths treat patients with arthritis every day
  • You do not have to put up with your pain
  • Osteopaths may help you with treatment and advice on self help
  • Osteopaths are highly skilled practitioners