Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the most common disorder of the joints in middle aged and older people, affecting the hands, hips, shoulders and knees. Many older people accept too readily that their aches and pains are due to aging and that they must learn to live with them.
Osteopathy can help in reducing pain and stiffness and maintain mobility in the spine and joints.
Standard treatments for general joint pain are non-steroidal antiflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Unfortunately routine long term use of NSAIDs have a number of disadvantages.