Osteopathy and Muscle Spasms, Cramp and Joint Pain for Patients in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Watford and the surrounding areas

Muscle spasms and tension is extremely common, this is mainly due to the stress of every day life. Stress can be physical or emotional and over time can take its toll on your health.

This is evident in the symptoms our bodies produce, such as:-

  • Muscle spasms
  • Cramp
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle strain

A muscle spasm can be an extremely painful condition that is caused by an uncontrolled nerve impulse stimulating the muscle(s) to contract strongly, It is often a reaction by the body to real or perceived damage. The body will try and protect the area by seizing up, often not allowing any movement of the damaged area. A muscle spasm can occur anywhere in the body but most commonly in the neck and/or lower back.

Muscle spasm can be distinguished from muscle cramps, which tend to occur due to exercise, lack of stretching or mineral deficiency.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain, often severe
  • A feeling of tightness
  • Inability to move the affected area in some cases

How Osteopathy can help with Muscle Spasms, Cramp or Joint Pain

Osteopathy can significantly help reduce these symptoms through different techniques and in some cases fix the problem completely. By using soft tissue manipulation we can work the tissues and muscles out of spasm, reducing the tension and therefore easing the pain. In some cases significant improvement can be achieved in one treatment.

We can also give you exercises to follow in order to keep the affected area healthy to prevent muscle spasm reoccurring.