Sufferers of arthritis can experience a range of symptoms including joint pain, tenderness, inflammation, stiffness and joint weakness. The condition can affect one or several different joints with Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis arthritis being the two most common types to develop in adults.
Rheumatoid arthritis is where the immune system attacks the joints resulting in pain and swelling which can lead to bone and cartilage breaking down.
Osteoarthritis is an age related condition where degeneration of bone and cartilage occurs. As the surfaces of your joints deteriorate, movement becomes more difficult and causes pain and stiffness.
Physiotherapy can be very beneficial to those who are affected by arthritis and as a qualified practitioner I will be able to discuss the treatment options which will ease your symptoms and improve your wellbeing. Although there is no cure for arthritis I will be able to assist you through exercises, joint mobilisation and soft tissue techniques to improve your mobility, reduce pain and improve your quality of life.
If you would like to find out more or arrange a consultation to discuss your arthritis symptoms and treatment options further, please contact me.