Osteoarthritis! degeneration! wear and tear! You’ve probably heard of at least one of these things, but they all mean the same thing. But what exactly is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis can happen to any joint in the body. The joint space gets reduced, the edges get more jagged, the cartilage gets worn, and there may even be a bit of swelling. That is essentially what Osteoarthritis is. All this can happen due to normal age-related changes.
BUT, does Osteoarthritis always have to cause you pain? And the answer is a big fat NO.
Why is this? Let me tell you that the best medicine for osteoarthritis is…MOVING! Joints get nutrition through movement and the best way to feed them is by moving regularly through their whole range.
If we’re slouching all day watching television, would this do any favour for your lower back? No, of course not. We have to keep moving every joint, and we have to keep moving with confidence to really keep our joints healthy. Osteopathic care can ensure all your joints are moving correctly and help maintain them.
Remember, motion is lotion and stillness is illness!