Arthritis at Vertex Osteopathy

Osteopathy & Arthritis

Arthritis at Vertex Osteopathy

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. Contrary to popular belief it affects people of all ages, including children.

Osteopathy is an effective form of treatment for arthritic pain. It is a good first step in a patients journey and can delay more permanent forms of treatment such as irreversible surgery and replacements.

Osteopathy & Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a broad term that covers multiple joint diseases and inflammation. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The 2 most common forms are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a wearing down of the cartilage in the joint leading to bones rubbing on bones, forming osteophytes. Osteophytes are little boney spurs inside the joint that can cause pain and swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis is when the bodys immune system starts attacking the joint. This leads to heat, redness and swelling.


Osteopathy & Arthritis

Some common causes of Arthritis

There is no one specific cause for arthritis however, there are risk factors which can increase your chance of developing the condition.

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Previous joint injury
  • Obesity




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At Vertex, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, constantly evolving and adapting our techniques to ensure that you receive the highest quality care possible.

Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or simply looking to improve your overall health, Vertex is the right choice for you.