Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Relief

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis thought is one of the most common forms of arthritis related to degenerative joint disorders progress with age.  Osteoarthritis also refers as wearing and tearing joints due to the break down of the cartilages.

Osteoarthritis also has a tendency to affect the tissues surrounding the joint such as muscles, ligaments, cartilages, tendons and fascial. Osteoarthritis commonly found in the joints of knees, hips, spine, hands and fingers.  Osteoarthritis also can found in wrists, elbows, shoulders and toes but it occurs less frequently.

The main complaints by individuals who have arthritis are pain, stiffness, swelling or enlarged joints.  Pain present in or around the affected joints and is often constant and localized.
Osteoarthritis seems very common but true arthritis may not be as common as you think. It is essential that you make sure your diagnosis is correct before you begin a course of treatments to minimize wasting money and time on treatments that are not designed to help your specific situation.

However, if it is true osteoarthritis, the symptoms produced by osteoarthritis could be helped with much improvement.  If it is not osteoarthritis, the symptoms within these joints are much easier to treat with greater results.

Causes of Osteoarthritis  

The exact cause of Osteoarthritis is unknown; the potential cause could be due to repetitive movement result wearing and tearing or as a result of an injury.  

Some factors may contribute to the osteoarthritis, such as overloading, overuse the joints, improper use or too much stress on the joints.  Physical intensive labor or sports injuries could lead to develop osteoarthritis.  

Improper joint alignment, meaning the joint does not move and fit together correctly, such as bowlegs, dislocated hips; knees and shoulders are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in those affected joints.  

With obesity, the chances of getting osteoarthritis more likely increases with the amount of weight that the joints have to bear. The knee joints are particular affected because they are major weight-bearing joints.

Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis often occurs in knees because they are weight-baring joints.  If you have osteoarthritis in knees, you may experience pain, stiffness, swelling or hard to bend.  Osteoarthritis may also cause you difficulty walking, moving, climbing the stairs, getting in and out of the chair or bathtub.

Osteoarthritis in hips could produce pain, stiffness, swelling even to disability.  Hips are also weight-baring joints, when you have hip osteoarthritis, you may experience pain in groin, thigh or knees. Hip osteoarthritis may also cause you difficulty walking, climbing the stairs, getting in and out of the chair and bathtub.

Osteoarthritis in spine may experience pain or stiffness in neck and back, changing the spine curve, put pressure on nerve, weakness, numbness or tingling may occur in arms, hands, hips, knees and feet.

Osteoarthritis in hands and fingers may appear with enlarged joints or small bony knobs at the finger joints.  You may feel stiffness, pain, aches numbness or tingling of the hands or fingers, limited mobility, difficulty to make fist and loss of strength.

Osteoarthritis Relief

Symptoms associated with osteoarthritis could be relieved through massage therapy incorporating other forms of natural therapy include:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Cracking in joint
  • Clicking in joint
  • Crunching in joint
  • Difficulty bending
  • Difficulty straight
  • Joint pain / tender
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint inflammation
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint larger in size
  • Joint weakness
  • Knee give out
  • Hyper extension
  • Locking joint
  • Morning stiffness
  • Numb / tingling
  • Pressure in joint
  • Prone to dislocation
  • React to weather  (Weatherman)
  • Spasm / cramp
  • Joint hot / warm

Osteoarthritis Treatment

PlaceToHeal is experienced in treating osteoarthritis pain and associated symptoms listed in the section of Osteoarthritis Relief.  Treatment for osteoarthritis is gentle, natural and safe.  

Osteoarthritis treatment is provided by experienced R.M.T with hands-on manual therapies that help to facilitate your body’s own natural healing ability and has had high success rates with long-term relief in treating osteoarthritis symptoms.  

Treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms is gear to individual cases process to discover the underline causes of osteoarthritis pain.  Earlier treatment could minimize the discomfort from osteoarthritis and the potential complications or difficulties.  

Treatments of osteoarthritis symptoms with manual therapy include Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Massage Therapy and Lymph Therapy. Incorporating these therapies into the treatments enhances the effectiveness in relieving osteoarthritis symptoms.

Pain

Characters of Pain

Unpleasant Sensations

If you are experiencing one or more type of the pain listed below, and are seeking natural therapy for relief, you can contact PlaceToHeal.

  • Piercing pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Firing pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Ulcer pain

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If you are experiencing one or more characters of pain listed below, and are seeking natural therapy for relief, you can contact PlaceToHeal.

  • Pain comes & goes
  • Pain persistent
  • Pain at rest
  • Pain in local area
  • Pain shooting down

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If you are experiencing one or more of these unpleasant sensations, and are seeking natural therapy for relief, you can contact PlaceToHeal.

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pins & needles
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness

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