Arthritis Pain and its Most effective Physiotherapy Treatment

Arthritis Pain and its Most effective Physiotherapy Treatment

What is Arthritis and how to manage it?

Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down over time. This can lead to bone-on-bone contact, causing-

  • pain,
  • stiffness of the joint mostly in the morning,
  • swelling,
  • tenderness in the joint,
  • redness or heat in the joint,
  • and difficulty moving the joint.

Osteoarthritis is more common in people over the age of 50 and is often associated with aging and wear and tear on the joints.

Treatment for arthritis may include medications, physiotherapy, and lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or replace damaged joints.

How can physiotherapy help in osteoarthritis?

Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for people with osteoarthritis. It can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and increase strength, flexibility, and balance in the affected joints.

The physiotherapist will teach you how to support your joints or relieve stress on your joints.

Some common techniques that a physiotherapist may use to treat arthritis include:
  1. Exercise: A physiotherapist can design a personalized exercise program to help improve mobility, flexibility, and strength in the affected joints.
  2. Manual Joint mobilization: A physiotherapist may use gentle movements to help improve mobility in a stiff joint.
  3. Heat or cold therapy: Applying heat or cold to the affected joint can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
  4. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): This involves using a small device to deliver electrical impulses to the affected joint, which can help to reduce pain.
  5. Soft tissue mobilization: Soft tissue mobilization of the affected joint can help to reduce pain and improve mobility.
  6. Taping- Used to offload the joint.

At Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, we also have some other high-end modalities that are used to get relief in very few sessions. those modalities are-

  1. SIS.
  2. High-intensity class 4 laser.
  3. TR / Tecar.
  4. Cupping therapy.
  5. Dry needling. etc.

It’s important to work with a physiotherapist to develop a treatment plan for your specific needs and goals. They will take into account your overall health, the severity of your osteoarthritis, and any other conditions you may have.

Exercises have to take place under the supervision of a physiotherapist initially and when properly instructed these exercises can be performed at home.

Our physiotherapists can help you get a proper diagnosis of your issue and manage it.

To schedule a consultation with our physiotherapists, call 8826 215 518 or send an email to or you can also book an appointment with

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