Most people who present at the clinic with arthritis suffer from Osteorthritis ( wear and tear in the joints) , rather than Rheumatoid Arthritis, ( a more painful systemic condition which tends to have warn red swollen fingers and joints
Osteoarthritis is basically a wear and tear condition due to us living longer lives. Osteopathy is a great way of supporting this condition as it encourages pain free movement.
I focus on encouraging none weight bearing exercise, dietary changes and use dry needling which has been proven to be successful at reducing arthritic pain.
Short term relief suggestions
Cut down tea, coffee and alcohol consumption along with red meat and citrus fruit which all tend to inflame osteoarthritis , Heat tends to be soothing , try swimming back stroke in a warm pool as it is a great mobiliser