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Osteoarthritis is a common condition characterised by the degeneration of joint cartilage and underlying bone, most frequently affecting middle-aged and older adults. It can lead to pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased mobility, significantly impacting daily life and overall well-being.

 While the degeneration associated with osteoarthritis is currently irreversible, there are effective strategies for managing pain and improving function. The key to living better with osteoarthritis lies in focusing on the health and function of the surrounding areas and the soft tissues within the affected joint. By strengthening the muscles around the joint, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall joint stability, individuals can often see a noticeable reduction in pain and an improvement in their ability to perform daily activities. 

 Treatment approaches typically include a combination of physical therapy, targeted exercise programs, and lifestyle modifications designed to reduce strain on the joints. These strategies aim to improve the health of the soft tissues, ensuring better support and less stress on the affected joints. In addition nutritional support can play a crucial role in managing osteoarthritis, to potentially combat inflammation.

Although the path of osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, adopting these holistic and supportive measures can lead to significant improvements in pain, function, and quality of life. It’s about creating a supportive environment for the joints, allowing individuals to maintain mobility and comfort despite the challenges posed by osteoarthritis.

Good choices for treatment: Osteopathy, Acupuncture.


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