Arthritis: Osteoarthritis (OA)

It is a chronic musculoskeletal condition, which can influence a person’s quality of life.

Common symptoms include:

  • Joint pain.
  • Joint stiffness, which tends to be worse first thing in the morning, lasting for around half an hour.
  • Restricted range of motion of joints.
  • An affected joint can appear somewhat larger than normal, this can occur as a result of an overgrowth of bone near damaged cartilage.

OA is a very common condition treated and managed at our clinic.

How Lalor Soma Osteopathy can help.

During our consultations, we are focused on assessing your joints and determining the range of motion available, as well as the activities you are struggling to perform on a daily basis. Once this has been established we work with you to establish an individualised treatment and management plan. Book an appointment today!

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

The knee is a primary weight bearing joint and when affected by osteoarthritis it can be quite limiting and even frustrating when trying to perform general household duties or even when walking around the shopping centre for your weekly groceries.

Knee OA is commonly treated and managed by our Osteopaths. We work with our patients to establish a good management plan, which looks into patient education surrounding rehab, weight, footwear and exercise.

Book an appointment today if you are looking to improve your knee function and get back to living a more mobile life!

We provide Osteo care for patients with osteoarthritis within Melbourne and our local Northern community of: Lalor (including Carlingford & Mosaic Estates), Thomastown, Epping (including Lyndarum & Aurora), Reservoir, Preston, Wollert, Wallan, Mernda, South Morang, Mill Park, Bundoora, Kingsbury, Doreen, Greensborough, Watsonia, Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Coolaroo, Dalas and Campbellfield, Fawkner and Coburg.