There are two main types of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. They both cause inflammation of joints, redness and pain and can impact people at any age.
What is Osteoarthritis?
This is most common in people over 65 years of age and caused by wear and tear of joint cartilage which leads to the joints breaking down.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
This occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues and causes inflammation. It is an autoimmune disorder that can also affect the heart, lungs, nerves, skin and eyes. It also affects the lining of the joints, causing painful inflammation, erosion of the bones and deformity of joints.
How physiotherapy can help?
Physiotherapy for arthritis starts by focussing on the reduction of pain and stiffness. Then by increasing the level of movement, strength and range of motion, we can help reduce the inflammation and pain so you can remain independent.
Experiencing Arthritis pain? Contact us today to book your Free Initial Assessment!