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OSTEOARTHRITIS

TREATMENT

Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis is a complex disorder that  can occur at any age, but usually appears between the ages of 30 and 60.

Different types of arthritis carry different causes, risk factors, symptoms, and effects on the body, though they all cause consistent joint pain

The most common symptoms of arthritis include:

  • swelling, pain and heat in the joints, usually starting in the smaller joints of the hands or feet

  • stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning

  • persistent mental and physical tiredness (fatigue)

  • the same joints on both sides of the body being affected 

Less common symptoms may include weight loss, inflammation of other body parts (such as the lungs or eyes) or rheumatoid nodules (fleshy lumps below the elbows or on hands or feet).

How does it work?

Acupuncture can relieve pain by diverting or changing the painful sensations that are sent to your brain from damaged skin tissues by stimulating your body’s own pain relieving hormones. Acupuncture can help you at any stage of your arthritis. Some patients experience permanent pain relief, while others use acupuncture to manage pain and make their acupuncture sessions part of their medical treatment plan.

Can be used alongside traditional methods

Tradionally GP's will prescribe:

  • Pain Killers

  • Anti inflammatory drugs 

  • Jak Inhibitors

  • Corticosteroid injections

  • Help of an NHS physio.

However not all cases will be successfuly treated with these methods and this is where acupuncture as an alternative can be very effective. Acupuncture can be used alongside any of these traditional methods.