Osteoarthritis is a painful condition where the cartilage that cushions your joints gradually breaks down and causes pain, stiffness and swelling.
Along with appropriate Medication and weight management (especially for hip, knee and ankle osteoarthritis), Physiotherapy can greatly assist with your Osteoarthritis.
The research show that exercising is the most effective non-pharmacological treatment for reducing pain and improving function. Specifically exercises that help strengthen the muscles of the affected joint and increase the range of motion (flexibility) have been shown to help improve patients symptoms.
An exercise programme should be specifically tailored to the individual patient and symptoms closely monitored. Regardless of how severe your symptoms are, Physiotherapy can greatly assist with your Osteoarthritis.