|Arthritis & Rheumatism
You can feel better - something Can be done! Ask our practitioners.
There are over one hundred and fifty different types of arthritis and related disorders.
ARTHRITIS is defined as inflammation of a joint which sometimes can be red, stiff, sore, warm and tender.
RHEUMATISM is an umbrella term which includes joint problems and especially disorders of the soft tissues such as the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Therefore fibrositis, muscle (myofascial) pain, bursitis, tendinitis, sprains, lumbago, disc disease, sciatica and whiplash are all "rheumatic" conditions.
It is now established that rheumatic disease is the greatest single cause of disability in Australia today affecting millions of Australians. It is also little known that effective treatment is available for all forms of arthritis and rheumatism and some types may even be prevented. Ask your clinic practitioner for further details.
Typical arthritic joint showing cartilage wear (degeneration) and bone spurs (osteophytes).
Much of the pain and stiffness comes from problems in the muscles, ligaments and joint capsule which can improve with the correct treatment. We have often seen great improvement in our patients whom had previously been treated elsewhere with poor results, or who had been told that only medication or surgery could help them. Talk to one of our friendly practitioners today to find out how we can help you live a more comfortable, enjoyable life with less pain.