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The role of the osteopath in Chalfont for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis



Osteopath in Chalfont


Our osteopath in Chalfont is a registered practitioner who uses manual techniques for the detection, diagnosis, management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. You may be suffering from aches and pains in your muscles and joints or you may have been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal disorder, if so speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and find out about our osteopath in Chalfont. You may have been referred to an osteopath in Chalfont by your GP or health professional, or you may be interested to find out if osteopathy can be beneficial for you, speak to us and book an appointment to visit our osteopath in Chalfont to find out how osteopathy can help improve your musculoskeletal health and promote better wellbeing.


Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass and bone density which occurs as a result of old age, when osteoblasts are no longer being replaced and renewed as rapidly as they once were in our younger years. The bones in our body become weaker and more porous and are therefore more prone to fractures. Osteoporosis can affect the whole skeleton, but it is more commonly found in the spine, presenting itself as back pain and eventually curvature of the spine. It affects women following the menopause and affects men in their later years too.


Osteoporosis is asymptomatic until you find yourself with a very minor injury or in a small accident which results in a fracture or broken bone. By then your osteoporosis has most likely progressed quite significantly. Visiting our osteopath can help with early diagnosis of osteoporosis, better management of the disease and the prevention of fractures and breakage. Our osteopath will give you specialist advice on how to prevent further accidents or injuries, as well as putting together an individually tailored treatment plan to help you maintain bone strength. If you have injured yourself as a result of osteoporosis and have sustained a fracture then we will be able to help you differentiate this from other musculoskeletal pain, helping you to manage and treat your symptoms more effectively and preventing further complications in the future.


Osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis is described as inflammation of the joints, and deterioration of the cartilage on the end of the bones, with age and wear-and-tear. Osteoarthritis can be very painful and debilitating as it progresses. Research shows that by using specialist massage techniques our osteopath can help with pain relief and also promote better mobility and flexibility of muscles and joints in osteoarthritis. Osteopathic techniques are carried out by manual therapy and our osteopath will use sight and touch to carry out manipulation and stretching of the areas of concern. Alongside individually tailored exercises and lifestyle adjustments, such as diet control and weight loss, osteopathy will help manage your symptoms of arthritis more successfully allowing you to get on with your life more easily and comfortably.


Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and find out how osteopathy can benefit you, either as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with medication and other medical intervention, to boost your quality of life and give you comfort and relief, promoting better wellbeing over time.