Osteoarthritis affects millions of people around the world and is considered the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It is caused by long term joint dysfunction, often following an injury, poor posture or obesity.
Symptoms vary according to the affected joints but common symptoms include mild inflammation of the tissues in and around the joints, damage to cartilage and bony growths that develop around the edge of the joints.
Osteoarthritis pain increases over time and there is no current cure for it. However, at the Regency Clinic treatment could help by reducing the pain and slowing the progression of the disease. Chiropractors use very precise spinal adjustments to place the spinal column in proper alignment, which has a positive effect on the affected joints followed by our physiotherapists prescribing specific exercises to stabilise the area.