• Arthritis

  • Arthritis is a condition which causes pain, discomfort and inflammation in joints. It is very common around the world, and people of all ages can be affected. It is, however, mostly observed in women and older people. There are over 200 different types of arthritis, but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The most common type of arthritis in Britain is the former, affecting more than 8 million people.

    How physiotherapy can help

    A physiotherapist will develop a personalised plan of exercises designed to improve your flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and movement so that you achieve optimal physical function. You will also be taught about proper posture, body mechanics and how you can carry out your daily activities as best as possible. In some cases, other treatment options like joint supports can be recommended, as well as hot and cold therapy to manage the pain and stiffness. Other important treatments are acupuncture, home exercises and self-management strategies.

    For more information, come to our clinic at Hornchurch and let us help you live a better, more comfortable life.