The term ‘arthritis’ indicates swelling, pain and stiffness in joints. It isn’t a single condition but an amalgamation of different types of conditions and pain. It can affect people of all ages including teenagers and children. It’s time to consult with our physiotherapists at Legend Physiotherapy if you have been experiencing pain in and around a joint for a few days.
What exactly is arthritis?
Arthritis is characterized by the swelling and tenderness of joints or a single joint. The first symptoms of this condition are pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are the two most common types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the immune system to attack the joints and the pain originates in the lining of the joints. Osteoarthritis on the contrary causes the cartilage to break down. The cartilage covers the ends of the bones where they form joints.
What causes arthritis?
The key causes of arthritis are:
- Wear and tear of joints
- Autoimmune disorders
- Muscle weakness
- Genes or family history
What are the different types of arthritis?
The three most common types of arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis occurs when there is wear and tear in the joints when they are overused. The condition is usually caused by age. But it can also occur due to obesity or joint injuries.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
This one is an autoimmune condition. In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks specific parts of the body especially the joints. This causes inflammation which in turn leads to severe joint damage.
- Psoriatic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis causes inflammation in the skin and joints. It leads to patchy, red and white areas of inflamed skin with scales. The condition usually affects the tips of knees and elbows, the skin around the genital areas and the navel.
What are the signs and symptoms of arthritis?
The common signs and symptoms of arthritis are:
Bulging and minor movement
- Joint redness
- Common deficiency
- Joint tenderness
Role of Physiotherapy In Reducing Arthritis Pain
Physiotherapy plays an integral role in the treatment of arthritis. Arthritis has no permanent cure. But, you can always manage the pain with an appropriate lifestyle, exercise regime and diet plans. Physiotherapy focuses on the self-management of arthritis. It mobilizes the joints thereby helping people manage the pain and stay active and healthy.
Here’s how physiotherapy helps in the treatment of arthritis pain:
- Facilitates the spectrum of activity
- Conserves the natural joint action
- Improves the resilience and flexibility of your muscles around the joint
- Lets you conserve your weight
- Keeps the cartilages and bony tissues soft
How can Legend Physiotherapy Help?
Legend Physiotherapy houses a team of brilliant physiotherapists who excel in treating arthritis pain. Our team has been in this profession for over eight years. Each of them has undergone rigorous training to cater to each client with the utmost precision.
Here’s how Legend Physiotherapy helps in treating arthritis pain:
- One-on-one consultation
Our physiotherapists conduct one-on-one sessions with you to maintain complete transparency and smooth communication. We listen to your problems during those sessions. Whether you are confused about arthritis or you are looking for medication, our physiotherapists have got everything covered.
- Personalized treatment plan
Our team prepares a personalized treatment plan based on the type of arthritis and the severity of the pain. We make sure you get better gradually following our recommended personalized treatment plan.
- A wide slew of exercises
Exercises are one of the most effective ways to relieve arthritis pain. Thus, we train you accordingly. We cover exercises such as strengthening, flexibility, aerobic and hydrotherapy.
What are you waiting for? Book an appointment with our physiotherapists today.