Refer to Muscular tension. Sports Injuries, Minor ones: As you have possibly read in the Rheumatism, inflammation (or ‘itis’) of the soft tissue surrounding the joints such as bursae, tendons, synovial sheath and muscles, when irritated from repetitive stress or sprain and strains, Osteopaths CAN help. We look at the acute aspect of the problem, trying to reduce the local inflammation as well as the postural component that usually hinders the complete resolution of the problem. Simple first aid advice can be given too, such as R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation), also sometimes Osteopaths can suggest to patients application of topical anti-inflammatory creams and acute homeopathic remedies can help with your recovery time. But mainly your osteopath should address the problem manually.