Arthritis Physiotherapy refers to a condition of joint disorder that causes inflammation of one or more than one joints. The condition is spread in many forms of which the most popular condition of arthritis is the osteoarthritis that causes degeneration of joints, which is actually caused due to the condition of trauma to the joints. In simple language, the condition is characterized by pain, aching, inflammation and stiffness in or around the joints. The condition is linked with various immune system issues and certain illness in the internal organs.
Classification of Arthritis:
Arthritis comes in many forms of which some forms are listed below-
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Gout and pseudo-gout
- Septic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Still’s disease
- Psoriatic arthritis
There are more conditions associated to it.
Symptoms of Arthritis:
The various common symptoms of arthritis include:
- Stiffness of joints
- Inflammation and severe pain around joints
- Malaise and fatigue
- Loss of flexibility of joints
- Weakening of muscles
Why choose us?
Physiotherapists at Physiosolution are trained to make you perform certain special exercises that are designed to regain or preserve the flexibility, strength, and the proper shape of your joints. Our physiotherapy treatment for arthritis also involves the task of imparting you the correct knowledge of the body mechanics that you could employ while performing different body movements and while doing the household activities. With this, our physiotherapy treatment for arthritis includes the training of an individual to use the various walking aids that involve the use of a walker, a cane or crutches.
Aims of our Physiotherapy Treatment:
The physiotherapy is aimed towards-
- Less aggressive or smooth joint movements
- Restoration of the flexibility
- Maintain an overall fitness
- Reduction in pain
- Extend the capabilities of an individual without straining
The main therapeutic methods we employ at Physiosolution:
1) Related exercise-
Exercise comes up as the most appropriate and beneficial treatment for arthritis. The particular exercise involves-
- Exercises in a particular range. These exercises involve gentle movements of the joints within their range of movement at regular intervals and in the manner as taught by a physiotherapist. This type of exercise helps in regaining the flexibility and relieving the stiffness of joints.
- Exercise to gain in strength. These exercises are also called strengthening exercises that are designed to help in increasing the strength of the muscles. The exercises involve isometric exercise that strengthens the muscles without the movement of the joints and isotonic exercises require joint movements along with carrying a certain weight.
- Water exercise. These exercises are aimed at relieving the pain and relaxing the muscles and joints. In these exercises, water support is used to support the weight of the body and carry on with the gentle movement of muscles and release the stress between joints and muscles.
2) Thermal modalities – It involves the application of ice packs or heating pads so as to relieve the pain. The use of heat treatment helps to relax the muscles, warm water bath serves as one example.
3) Exercises post a joint surgery – There are various exercises that are taught after a surgery, which should be performed during the rehabilitation program with our normal exercise routine so as to gain fast recovery.
4) Assistive aids- The physiotherapist will also suggest some assistive devices that could act as a support and reduce the stress on the joints while various day-to-day movements.