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