Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease in which the cartilages present in the joints deteriorate and the damage cannot be reversed. It is one of the most common types of arthritis and is more common among middle and old-aged people compared to youngsters.
Osteoarthritis can be caused due to a number of reasons:
- Old Age
Being diagnosed with osteoarthritis at an old age is almost inevitable. The joints become weak due to constant strenuous use. The joints that have to bear a lot of weight or function excessively such as the back, knees, hips, feet and hands are affected the most.
The weight that is put on the joints present in the hips, knees, and feet due to obesity can be a cause of developing osteoarthritis. This may even happen in overweight middle-aged people as well.
Osteoarthritis may be developed due to hereditary influences. The genetic structure inherited from either of the parents can cause the joints to be easily affected by this disease.
- Overuse of the Joints
In case the work done with hands, feet or any other joint over the years and is beyond the natural capacity of the bones to bear, there are high chances that those joints will develop osteoarthritis.
How to find Relief from Osteoarthritis?
Though there is no way to permanently rid someone of osteoarthritis, one can only be relieved from as much of the pain as possible. The constant pain and inflammation in joints can be very strenuous for the patients and severely affect their daily functioning. Medication is essential and it cannot be avoided. However, things like homeopathy and massage therapy can also prove to be very effective in reducing the pain.
A number of studies such as the one conducted by the International Journal of General Medicine, the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice and the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine have found massage therapy to be effective in relieving lower back, neck, and knee pain. Therapeutic approaches like Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Swedish massage and Trigger Point are very effective in reducing joint pain.
The stimulation and movement enable the joints to relax and strengthen. In the case of osteoarthritis, massage can lessen the stiffness, increase the range of motion and vitality of the muscles and improve the overall functioning of the joint. When done right and by professional massage practitioners, massage can be very relaxing and distressing. Dawn Bennett has been a remarkable example of providing such services.
Homeopathy has modeled several methods and techniques for providing relief from osteoarthritis. Though nothing can be done to completely rid one of the disease, homeopathic techniques like Rhus toxicidendron, Bryonia alba, Arnica Montana, Calcarea Fluoride and Calcarea Carbonate are effective in reducing the pain. Other things like Ledum Pal, Colchicum, Klamia lot, Guaiacum, Lithium Carb, Ferrum pic, Lactic acid, Asclepius Tub and Natrum Sulph are effective for different kinds of Osteoarthritis under different conditions. People have different levels of pain and problems and hence, different ways are suggested according to their condition.
Under both the plans, the experience and way of working of the practitioner make a lot of difference. So, you will need to select a seasoned homeopathic and massage expert.
At Body Healing Power, Dawn truly believes that homeopathy and massage are an effective way to work with Osteoarthritis, and wants to offer you a Complimentary Health & Healing Strategy Session at no cost ($63 value) today to see if homeopathy and massage are a good fit for your symptoms. Call her office at 651-429-9777 today to set up your appointment! Please indicate whether you would prefer an in-office, skype, or phone consultation.
A firm believer of healing and facilitating growth through homeopathy, she is an experienced and well-known practitioner of homeopathy and massage for health conditions like heartburn, depression, migraines, menstrual issues, anxiety, and/or fibromyalgia.