Wear and Tear

“Living with a diagnosis of wear and tear? We may be able to help ease your symptoms”

What is it?

Wear and tear is an almost ubiquitous term which is used to describe osteoarthritis. As we begin to cross the bridge from 40-50 and 50-60 we often start to experience a greater number of “niggles and aches” than we did when we were 20! This is not unusual however it is also not something we should just put up with. Sometimes you will have an x ray performed, and following that you may receive a diagnosis of wear and tear. This is a way of describing the changes that have happened in your joints, these changes normally follow a specific pattern: a reduction in joint space a loss of cartilage and often “Bone spurs” that grow around joints, these can be painful and restrict the range of motion in the joint.

Low Back Pain Wear and Tear

What does it feel like?

Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Struggling to get your socks on too? Maybe after sitting down for a while it’s almost impossible to get back up? It’s all too common to get these kind of symptoms as we get older, but do we have to live with them? Often not! Wear and tear symptoms can vary from very mild aches and pain to severe sciatica type pains so each case must be dealt with on an individual basis

How can we help?

The changes in the joint are permanent and cannot be reversed, however your chiropractor can help you manage your condition to reduce the effect of symptoms on your daily activates. Treatment will focus on maintaining movement in joints, reducing tension in muscles and education on how to manage your condition autonomously

We Can Help You

Get in touch to find out how we can help you with injuries and pains.

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