Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints that could cause pain and stiffness. This pain could get worse with age. Arthritis is of many types and each could have a different cause. It can be reduced through medication, surgery, or physiotherapy.
Causes of Arthritis
- Injured joints due to overuse
- Autoimmune disorders
- Weak muscles
How physiotherapy can help
Physiotherapy helps to
- Improve flexibility and restore the use of affected joints
- Boost your strength to support joints
- Maintain fitness
- Restore the ability to perform activities
Types of treatment used for Arthritis
- Physiotherapy: It is one of the proven treatments to reduce arthritis symptoms. Joints usually become weak due to damage or inflammation. Physical therapists help you to regain your strength from inflamed joint pain.
- Occupational Therapy: This therapy helps patients to manage arthritis pain, work on reducing its symptoms. The patient will learn to boost up the level of mobility and comfort. Therapists here will train you and guide you to protect your joints from strain and damage to avoid more joint pain issues.
- TENS therapy: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a process that uses small pulses of electricity to target areas. The electricity of a very low level is passed into the painful joints in order to relieve the pain.
- Diathermy: This is a type of heat therapy wherein ultrasound, radio or microwaves, or electrical currents is used to heat the painful tissue inside the joints. This kills the damaged tissues which result in curing arthritis pain.
- Massage Therapy: This is another most commonly recommended therapy by rubbing the painful joints and muscles. Massage therapy helps in improving blood circulation and flow.
It cannot be completely cured but one can reduce its symptoms through the above treatment techniques. Are you suffering from any such arthritis pain? Contact MJPhysio to get treated by the trained specialist at Vancouver, Surrey, and Fleetwood.