Learn more about arthritic pain

arthritic Pain

Arthritis is an incredibly common problem worldwide, and the joint pain that people experience can be chronic and frustrating. Understanding why you are developing your arthritic pain is important. 

Our osteopaths will examine your affected joints, provide a diagnosis and give you a plan to get you moving and using your body again. 

What is arthritic pain?

Arthritis is a very common problem worldwide that impacts the joint health in our bodies. In general arthritis causes us to get differing symptoms in our joints. Including joint pain, joint swelling, stiffness and decreased range of movement in the affected joint. Exactly how much pain, which joints and how bad the condition can get depends of what arthritis you have. There are many different forms of arthritis and understanding what you may be suffering with can be important to help manage your symptoms.

Some of the common types of arthritis are:

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis and gout.

Your osteopath will help you find the style of arthritis causing your pain to adapt a treatment approach specific to you.

What causes arthritic pain?

In general no matter what style of arthritis you suffer, what causes your pain is damage to the joint itself. Why the joint gets damaged depends. As we have mentioned, there are different types of arthritis, therefore what causes your specific type will differ. Not all arthritis develops because of wear and tear. While osteoarthritis can develop this way, rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease. Ankylosing spondylitis has no known cause, however there do appear to be some genetic links that may predispose a person to developing the condition.


Possible causes

What causes your pain?

These are some of the specific conditions that impact your arthritic pain.


rheumatoid arthritis

ankylosing spondylitis

Arthritic pain at The Osteo Collective

How we help.


Your practitioner will start by asking you questions about your pain. This will be followed by a physical assessment testing the range of motion of your affected area, palpating the surrounding muscles and performing some special tests. We will discuss with you our diagnosis and develop a plan with you to help you and your pain. 


Treatment with our osteopaths is a hands-on approach. After determining where, why and how you have developed your pain we will use a combination of soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and other joint related techniques. We also consider what you do day to day and develop a home treatment plan for you to implement.


No one wants regular, recurring nagging chronic pain. Our exercise physiologist is the person to help with prevention. Improving your strength, function and flexibility, along with lifestyle changes will help prevent any future re-injuries. 

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