Do you ever wake up feeling as if your joints are stiff or tight? Do they ache as you get moving in the morning, becoming less painful as the day goes on? If so, this may be a sign of early-onset arthritis. This is a common condition that many people experience but choose to live with their painful joints for far too long before seeking help. You do not have to live with painful joints from arthritis, Prestige Physiotherapy can help you find relief today.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This is caused when the cartilage of the joint wears down, either due to age or overuse. This causes pain in the joint, as the cartilage is no longer acting as a thick cushion. Without a cushion, the bones grind together, which in turn causes an inflammatory response in the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple joints, and is typically more prevalent in females than males.
Arthritis causes pain, inflammation, and it can affect one or multiple joints at once.
Those suffering from arthritis typically report soreness around joints, which is worse after prolonged sitting, standing, or inactivity. Pain can be substantially worse with movement. You may notice popping or clicking sounds in the affected joint(s) with movement, and the joint may be sensitive or painful to the touch. Arthritis can also cause pain when you exercise or work, and the pain may go away after you stop doing that activity.
Those suffering from arthritis can benefit greatly from physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists will conduct a physical evaluation to determine what is the best course of treatment for you. Physiotherapy helps by restoring the normal motion of your joints, improving the strength of supporting muscles, and improving the way you walk, run, bend, and move. Our treatments are tailored to your specific needs to help you recover quickly and have a more permanent outcome. We also teach you ways to prevent future joint injury, and what you can do on your own with the correct therapeutic exercises.
If you are experiencing arthritic symptoms and you are looking to find long-lasting relief, contact Prestige Physiotherapy today to book an appointment with our dedicated physiotherapists.