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How can Physio help with Arthritis?

Arthritis Explained…

You might be interested to know how Physio can help with Arthritis.

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. It can happen to a singular joint or multiple, causing stiffness and tenderness that unfortunately worsen with age. The cause of arthritis varies on the person and the type of arthritis they have (there are more than 100 different types!).

It’s generally caused by wear and tear (degenerative arthritis), autoimmune conditions (inflammatory arthritis), certain infections or an issue with uric acid production (which can cause gout). Symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and limited movement, and with no known cure, treatment of this painful condition is the best way to manage it.

What are the treatment options?

Since there is no known cure, pain management and lifestyle changes can help to alleviate the pain associated with the condition and settle the inflamed joints.

Certain medications prescribed by your General Practitioner may help with the pain and inflammation, and in extreme cases, joint replacement surgery may be an option.

Can physio help with arthritis?

Physiotherapists believe that medication and surgery should always be a last resort. And through years of research and testing, physiotherapy is a proven way of treating arthritis, helping to restore movement, reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life.

No method will be able to eliminate arthritis, but with the right treatment plan, you can significantly reduce pain and live a healthier, happier life.

How can physio make a difference?

Through our extensive knowledge of the human body, we will assess your condition and provide a safe, tailor-made exercise program that will help to keep your body moving and your joints mobile.

We will assess your gait, improve your walking technique and may even take you to the pool for hydrotherapy. Through education, you will be able to make better lifestyle choices, strengthening your muscles and managing your condition with us as your guide.

In the clinic, we will help to reduce inflammation in your joints through hot and cold therapy and other techniques such as tens treatment to reduce pain signals and relax the muscles surrounding the affected joint.

Alongside your treatment in the clinic, we will discuss your options for self-management at home. Weight loss, walking aids, gentle exercise and good posture can all help to manage arthritis.

The weather is just starting to heat up here in W.A and with the right treatment plan on your side, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine this Spring. Click here to book your appointment on our website to get started today.

Looking to learn more on how physio can help with arthritis?  Still curious if phThe Australian Physiotherapy Association has a great article about how physios can help treat and manage the effects of arthritis. Click here to read it today.

If you’re suffering from arthritis, don’t suffer in silence. Call us today on (08) 9203 7771 or book an appointment to ask a question about your presenting symptoms and how physio can help with Arthritis, let us help you get the most out of life.

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