This is a very loose medical term referring to the ‘problems affecting Joints and Connective Tissue’. This includes, just to name a few, Back pain, Bursitis and Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis, Plantar fasciatis, Myositis, Capsulitis, Neck Pain, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), just to name a few. Actually lets not forget about rotator cuff impingement, Tennis and Golfers’ Elbows. The commonality with this very varied conditions is the long term or chronic pain, the difficulty for the allopatic medicine to treat them as well as the fact that they are very common. Again here your Osteopath can help the anti-inflammatory medication, your doctor prescribed to reduce inflammation, by decreasing the local tissue tension hence increasing the blood supply to the affected area as well as the drainage of the waste products of inflammation. Osteopathy is a great Complementary Medicine, and Should not be seen as an alternative to any other form of treatment.