Osteopathy is Good for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Osteopathy (“osteo” means bone in Greek) is a form of alternative medicine. It is most commonly used for disorders of muscles, bones and joints (musculoskeletal disorders). Osteopathy uses massage, stretching, moving and other forms of physical manipulation of muscles, bones and joints. In this form of management, drugs (or surgery) are not used and only various forms of physical manipulations are used. Osteopathy can be considered a form of physiotherapy, although in physiotherapy many other different methods (such as use of heat, laser, wax, ultrasound etc.) are used for management of various musculoskeletal conditions.   id-100202689

What is the aim of osteopathy?

Osteopathy uses various forms of physical manipulation such as stretching, massaging, to help in,

  • Improvement of joint mobility, especially after prolonged illness such as major surgery or fracture of bones, management of which involve prolonged bed rest. Prolonged bed rest lead to joint mobility problems and osteopathy is excellent way to manage joint problems.
  • Osteopathy is good in improving blood supply to tissues
  • It is good for muscle tension and stiffness
  • Osteopathy helps in healing

Osteopathy is commonly used in following medical conditions:

  • Low backache
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Various sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal conditions arising due to work, driving, pregnancy etc.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions of hip, pelvis, legs etc.
  • Other musculoskeletal conditions.

If you have any of the above musculoskeletal conditions, you may find osteopath near you and get help. Osteopathy if used by trained person is an excellent way to manage various musculoskeletal conditions and one should always consider using help of Osteopath in such conditions. However, it is important to know that osteopathy is useful only in medical conditions of muscles, bones and joints and not useful in medical problems not related to muscles and bones and joints. Hence, it is important to select the method carefully for your health problems. If osteopathy is used in other medical conditions, other than musculoskeletal conditions, it may not work and you may lose faith in osteopathy.

 

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