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Arthritis Treatment In Chelmsford

Osteopathy for Arthritis Pain

We find the root cause, treat and then create a plan to manage your pain…

Common causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and typically presents in older age. Here is why:

  • Age: As people age, the wear and tear on their joints accumulates and can contribute to osteoarthritis over time.
  • Injury or Overuse: Sudden injuries or long-term overuse of certain joints can put extra stress on them and lead to deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the joint.
  • Genetics: Certain genetic makeups can make people more prone to developing osteoarthritis.
  • Poor Posture or Joint Alignment: Poor posture or joint alignment can increase the strain on certain joints, leading to inflammation and pain.
  • Lack of Exercise: Not staying active can result in weakened muscles and stiffer joints, making it more difficult for them to move properly and increasing the risk of developing osteoarthritis.

Our Osteopaths & Fees

Principal Osteopath

45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

Senior Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

Associate Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Osteoarthritis explained

Osteoarthritis is increasingly becoming a problem due to the rising population of older adults, increasing rates of obesity, and increased awareness of joint health issues. With an aging population living longer than ever before, there are more people at risk for developing osteoarthritis as they age. Additionally, because excess weight puts extra strain on joints, the prevalence of obesity is leading to an increased number of people suffering from osteoarthritis. Finally, as more information about joint health becomes available and people become increasingly aware of the condition, more individuals are seeking treatment for their joint pain. All these factors have contributed to a rising problem with osteoarthritis.

How does an Osteopath treat Osteoarthritis?

An osteopath typically treats osteoarthritis by using a combination of hands-on techniques, such as manual adjustments and massage, to relieve pain and improve range of motion. Osteopathic treatment may also involve exercise programs, lifestyle advice, nutritional guidance, and other methods to help increase the patient's overall health. An osteopath will evaluate a patient's individual situation and create a personalised treatment plan to best address their needs. With proper treatment, patients can experience reduced pain and improved mobility, allowing them to lead active, healthy lives.

How long does it typically take to manage Osteoarthritis pain?

The length of time it takes an osteopath to manage osteoarthritis pain depends on the individual situation and severity of the condition. Generally, treatment for mild to moderate cases can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Severe cases may take longer since more intensive treatments are typically required to relieve pain and improve mobility. Additionally, patients may need to continue using lifestyle changes and exercises long-term in order to maintain their joint health.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23
Went for a first appointment for RSI with Chris. Simply incredible. Listened carefully, very calm and then offered helpful advice. Worked on my back and shoulders and arms and explained connections between different parts. Provided exercises via video and Youtube (for a secondary issue which he was kind enough to offer help on as well even though the session was meant for RSI). Already booked a 2nd appointment and feeling super happy.The receptionist was lovely and kind and the atmosphere of the place is superb as well. 10/10 overall for everything.
guy oliver
guy oliver
11:50 25 Jul 23
It's such a welcoming atmosphere in the clinic, and the team at Forte are outstanding! Very knowledgeable and they work with you to support your injury/condition! Highly recommend!!
Tom Regan
Tom Regan
20:55 03 Jul 23
I've seen Niro on and off for a few years now when needed and would highly recommend. I even took my 11 years old daughter who's Autistic to see him, he was amazing with her. His manner is professional but friendly. I've previously had a negative experience with another well known clinic in Chelmsford, felt as if they were just interested in the money and doing more treatments than needed, i have never had this with Niro. Great staff, lovely place, highly recommended.
Verity Roberson
Verity Roberson
18:37 24 Jun 23
Great first appointment, Chris listened hard and responded with appropriate treatment
Lynne Taylor
Lynne Taylor
10:55 06 Jun 23

Let’s take action to treat your Osteoarthritis

Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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