ARTHRITIS AND PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

Arthritis is a general name for joint diseases. There are several types of arthritis which includes rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Gout and many others. The commonest form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis which is a degenerative disease that occurs when there is wear and tear of the cartilage that would normally cushion two bones, especially at a joint, and prevent them from rubbing over one another. When the cartilage cushion wears off, friction occurs between the bones, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. It becomes difficult to get out of bed or from a sitting position, climb the stairs or even just generally move around. Osteoarthritis is associated with increasing age, but it can also occur in young people who are obese/overweight, have suffered a previous damage to the bone/joint or have a family history of the condition. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint particularly the joint in the knees, hand, fingertips, hips and spine (commonly at the lower back and neck)

The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

➢ Pains in the joint

➢ Tenderness: discomfort when pressing on the area with your fingers.

➢ Joint stiffness which is worse in the morning and improves as the day goes by.

➢ Inflammation characterized by redness or swelling of the affected joint.

As Osteoarthritis becomes more advanced, the pain associated with it may become more intense. There may be a reduction in the range of motion whereby it becomes difficult to perform day-to-day activities that used to come easily. Also the joints may become less stable. For example, the knee gives out (buckling), which can cause falls and injury.

The good news is, you don’t have to resign yourself to constant pain and difficulty. The Mayr detoxification program at Mart-Life Detox Clinic has proven very effective in not just alleviating the pain of osteoarthritis but improving all the factors that facilitate bone degeneration. of the back pain. Our trained physiotherapists using a variety of state of the art technologies like TENS, Scenar, Excell Scan, Meditape, aquatic therapies, physical therapies and targeted massages can assist in repairing the damage caused by different types of arthritis and reducing the pain.

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