Osteopathy cannot cure arthritis, however much can been done to alleviate the pain and lack of mobility
Is a degenerative joint disorder in which there is progressive loss of articular cartilage accompanied by new bone formation and capsular fibrosis.
There is no single cause of OA, it results from a disparity between the stress applied to articular cartilage and the ability of the cartilage to withstand that stress. It can occur when there is no obvious cause or where there may be a history of some previous disorder or injury of the joint. Although trauma and ‘wear and tear’ may not be the basic cause of OA it is certainly one factor and may influence the site of the disease.
Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, however the pain and stiffness associated with it can often be treated by suitable methods.