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MUSCLES, JOINTS AND BONES

Osteopaths have traditionally been associated with the manipulative treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders - more known for their treatment of bad backs and strained muscles than for the management of IBS. However, in the early days of last century, osteopaths dealt with a much wider range of disorders than nowadays. Even though most of us still spend the majority of our time with muscles and bones, there are other aspects of osteopathy which can also be of interest. Read about some of them here, along with some recent research.

 

Osteoarthritis & Joint Pains

Osteoarthritis & Joint Pains

The human joint is a miracle of engineering; efficient way beyond any manmade imitation. When healthy, it is virtually friction-free, self-lubricating and self-repairing adjusting automatically to changes in movement, weight and stress. Given optimum conditions, it can function without problems or interruptions for a hundred years.

This being the case, why do so many people suffer from joint problems? What are the 'optimum conditions' required for a life of trouble-free service?
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Osteoporosis - the Modern Epidemic

Osteoporosis - the Modern Epidemic

Normal healthy bone has remarkable properties it is as strong as iron, yet as light as pinewood. Constantly remaking and remodelling itself in response to stress, it replaces almost all its component atoms within a year. It is this characteristic which allows bone to mend even after horrific fractures.

However, when the reabsorption process is faster than the bone production, the bones become soft and brittle, and this condition is referred to as osteoporosis, or in the less serious form, osteopaenia. This can result in fractures, particularly of the hip and wrist; and bone compression and distortion, especially in the spine. Most elderly people show a significant height reduction, and many become stooped as the vertebrae compress. ..


 
     
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