The Effects of Ageing
In life, ageing is a natural physiological process. One part of the body, which is greatly affected by the process of ageing, is the musculo-skeletal system. As we get older, the elasticity present within our body deteriorates and thus increases the chance of injuring the soft tissues and bony structures of the body.
The effects of ageing on the body's structure give rise to symptoms such as:
- Generalized, early morning stiffness
- Lower back pain & stiffness
- Neck pain and arm pain
- Hip pain
- Arthritis and joint swelling
Arthritis can be broadly divided into two types:
- Degenerative (osteoarthritis), and
- Inflammatory (rheumatoid)
It is common for people 55+ to suffer the effects of osteoarthritis, namely, pain, stiffness and restricted mobility. Osteopathic treatment can be used to relieve these distressing symptoms.