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Problems an Osteopath Can Treat: A Guide

Health & Medical Blog

If you've never been to see an osteopath, you may not know much about the various health conditions they can treat. An osteopath uses massage and manipulation of joints to prevent and treat lots of different health conditions. This article explores some of the ways in which an osteopath can help you.

Back Pain

An osteopath will gently massage any muscles in the lower back to improve pain and prevent reoccurrence of injury. These symptoms can be caused by disc degeneration or spondylolisthesis. Some people experience back pain in the lumbar spine (the spine at the bottom of the back). When this happens, it usually happens as a result of a weak back or poor posture. In these cases, the osteopath can help to strengthen and restore your back, allowing it to support the body better.


Arthritis can often cause swelling and stiffness in your joints. Most osteopaths will use joint compression to help release this tension and to relieve stiffness. Arthritis in the fingers and hand may cause pain and limited range of movement. An osteopath will work with the acupressure points to improve blood circulation and encourage your fingers to move more freely.

Cartilage Damage

Cartilage damage can result in a restriction of movement and pain. It is responsible for the smooth movement of the joints in the body, and it is so important that some people describe Cartilage as the 'soul of the joint.' Regular massage can help to soothe pain and reduce any swelling associated with damaged cartilage.


During pregnancy, the ligaments and cartilage in your pelvis and hips weaken to support the growing baby. During the final stages of pregnancy, there may be a sharp increase in pain and swelling in the area around the pelvis and hip joints. An osteopath will be able to treat both you and your unborn child with massage, manipulation and hot stones therapy.


Diabetics may experience lower limb pain as a result of nerve damage or loss of muscle. These symptoms can be exacerbated if the nerves are overly sensitive. An osteopath will be able to massage the muscles to help relieve the discomfort and to improve blood flow to the affected areas.

Joint Pain

When your joints are sore, they are often a sign of a problem in the ligaments or the muscles in your back and neck. An osteopath will use massage and manipulation to help loosen these muscles and release any tension. By releasing this tension, you can reduce any pain you may have, making it more bearable.

For more info, contact an osteopath today.


10 December 2020