Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis

Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis :Good cartilage gone Bad – Osteoarthritis is far the most common type of arthritis, affecting hands, knees and hips in particular. Although it is called: old people’s arthritis or degenerative joint disease, it can affect younger people too.

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteo is the Greek word for bone, it is a condition that involves mainly the cartilage, the protective tissue that covers and cushions the ends of the bones within the joint.

Which part of the body does it affects?

Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint in the body, but most commonly affects and targets the hips, knees, lower back, neck and fingers. OA in the wrists, elbows and ankles can often be traced to an injury or to an occupation that subjects them to repeated stress. As cartilage breaks down, it no longer cushions bones or prevents them from rubbing each other. These changes lead to pain, stiffness and a restriction of range of motion.

Men or Women, who stands at higher risk of OA ?

Being a woman doesn’t help Women stand a much greater chance of developing osteoarthritis than men especially as they get older.  Women over 65 are more than twice as likely to develop OA as men of the same age.

Take Action:

There’s no need to let OA take charge of your life instead you have the power to take charge of it. Virtually all cases of arthritis respond to treatments to ease your pain, stiffness ad keep you active, productive, protect and strengthen the affected joints.

To achieve these results, you and your physiotherapist must work together, taking into consideration the severity of the symptoms, the joints affected, your age as well as your daily activities and other works that you do  

  Any joint pain that does not abate after a few days is a clear signal that you should see a Physiotherapist Doctor as soon as possible.

For Treatment of Osteoarthritis contact Effective Physiotherapy & Fitness Clinic

Address: No. 2D Ajumgobia (FIA) Close, Kado Estate, Abuja

Phone number: +234 909 860 4470 or +234 811 885 6060

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