Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects millions of people in the UK every day. It is a normal part of the aging process, where our joints have degenerative changes that can cause pain, stiffness and dysfunction.
Physiotherapy has a good success rate with this condition, and therefore it is always recommended before taking the more serious route of surgery. A normal part of the condition is the fluctuation of symptoms. This maybe due to a change in activity, an awkward movement or even cold, damp weather!
Acupuncture works successfully by providing a stimulus to the brain, notifying it to initiate a healing response. We have had extremely good results with acupuncture, often resulting in patients avoiding surgery.