-In simpler words, arthritis is the swelling or inflammation of joints. Several conditions associated with arthritis affect the joints, tissues and connective tissues. It can affect men, women and children of any age. Arthritis is painful. But, it is possible to deal with this painful condition through effective physiotherapy techniques and methods.
-Physiotherapy not only relieves joint pain but also slows down the progress of this condition. Regular sessions of physiotherapy improve your range of motion, posture, and balance and strengthen your muscles.
You get the relief that you need from arthritic pain through physiotherapy treatments.
Arthritis is not a single condition. There are different types of arthritis. Irrespective of its type, arthritis affects the joints in your body. It causes joint pain, swelling and inflammation. There are various causes of arthritis/ It can be genetic or can happen due to old age or a sports injury.
You should consult with a physiotherapist as soon as you experience these symptoms in the joints. Though there is no cure for this condition, the right treatment can help you manage this condition efficiently.
As mentioned earlier, arthritis is used as a term to describe at least 100 conditions associated with your joints. Here are some of the most common types of arthritis:
Osteoarthritis- This is also known as wear and tear arthritis. It occurs due to repeated stress that breaks down the joint cartilages.
Juvenile arthritis- This is a common arthritic condition among 16-year-old children or even younger. The immune system attacks the tissues surrounding your joints, causing this condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis- This condition occurs when the immune system attacks the synovial membranes in your joints.
Ankylosing spondylitis- Arthritic symptoms can show up in the spine or lower back, known as ankylosing spondylitis.
Townline Physiotherapy houses eminent physiotherapists with years of experience in treating arthritis. We listen to your problems and conduct a thorough exam to determine the affected areas in your joints. Our team comes up with the most effective treatment plan to help you deal with arthritis.
The professionals determine the range of motion and muscle strength after a thorough consultation. They recommend the right approach like exercises, massage therapy, electropathy and more required to treat the pain.
Physiotherapy can strengthen the muscles supporting your arthritic joint. The physiotherapist identifies the exact affected areas and recommends effective functional strengthening exercises to boost the stability of your joints.
Arthritis causes muscle weakness, reduced mobility and more. This can affect your balance in turn. Physiotherapy focuses on improving your balance and adjusting your posture through techniques like walking distances, elevation and more.