Many people will suffer from Osteoarthritis during their life. The typical symptoms include pain, aches, and stiffness in some joints. Osteoarthritis tends to be more common in people aged over 40 years or those who have had joint injuries.
The good news is that exercise is strongly recommended for people with osteoarthritis. Research has shown that the joint cartilage strengthens with load, as well as the surrounding muscles improving with exercise. At Burns Bay Physiotherapy we understand arthritis and are able to offer hands on treatment to improve your mobility as well as suggest the right exercises to meet your needs.
People who suffer Rheumatoid Arthritis usually have bilateral joint stiffness and pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system targets the lining of joints, often requiring assistance from a Rheumatologist to begin to get the arthritis under control with medication. Physiotherapy can help by offering advice on exercises and postures, as well as hands on treatment to reduce symptoms.