Active Care Physiotherapy and Arthritis

One of the most common forms of joint pain is osteoarthritis. The pain from this often gets worse in later years as the wear and tear on the joint surfaces increases. This can be painful and depressing, which is why active management can make life much more enjoyable. Here at Active Care Physiotherapy we can provide advice and treatment that can make a significant difference to your life.

How does Osteoarthritis affect people ?

Most people develop some degree of osteoarthritis as the get older, and can therefore present with varying symptoms. It is possible to be symptom free, or suffer from mild bouts of intermittent pain that are provoked by increased activity or minor trauma. For some the pain can be disabling, so it is important to recognise the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis:

- Recurring pain or tenderness in a joint
- Stiffness, particularly in the early morning
- Swelling in a joint
- Obvious redness or heat in a joint
- Inability to move a joint

How can Active Care Physiotherapy help ?

Physiotherapy can be very effective in the treatment and management of arthritis. Many of our techniques include soft tissue release, gentle passive movements, heat exercise programs and aquatic physiotherapy which will aim to:

- Strengthen muscles
- Improve movement and posture
- Reduce pain
- Improve functional independence

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