Everybody gets arthritis. Just like we see signs of aging on the outside of our bodies, so the internal workings of our joints age too. This process is called degenerative change, or osteoarthritis. This is the most common form of arthritis and the best known treatment for mild to moderate (and even severe) arthritis is currently exercise. Exercise can slow the progression of osteoarthritic stiffness and can assist in alleviating the pain associated with joint degeneration.
Our Physiotherapists are able to evaluate the movement quality and strength of your joints and muscles and will work with you to develop an exercise programme at a level that is achievable for you and your joints. Move it or lose it!
There is another range of rheumatological conditions that are also called arthritis. These include conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus (SLE), Polymyalgia, Fibromyalgia and Juvenile Arthritis. These are conditions with specific criteria and blood markers that your GP or Rheumatologist would diagnose from symptoms, blood tests and other investigations. Our Physiotherapists can also help with these conditions, as exercise can be a big part of effective management.
Our specialised practitioners can help you out.
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