Arthritis

Around 10 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis and it is a condition which affects people of all ages, including children.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation in the joints and can range from the relatively mild to very severe. There are two types of the condition:

Osteoarthritis

This is the most common form of the condition and it is more often seen in those over fifty. It affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint and eventually leads to swelling which makes movement difficult and painful. It is most usually found in the hands, spine, knees and hips.

Rheumatoid

This affects around 400,000 people in the UK The immune system targets affected joints which causes pain and swelling. It usually starts between the age of forty to fifty and women are three times more likely to suffer. It is a complex condition which needs careful management.

How can Back in Motion help me?

There is no cure for arthritis but there are many treatments and interventions which can help with the management of pain and ensure the sufferer can lead a fully active life.

Alongside our usual assessments and consultations we provide advice on manageable exercise programmes which will be individually-designed. We advise on how to maintain fitness at home and how to incorporate exercise into your daily life.

Swimming is highly effective for arthritis and we offer a specialised programme of Aquatic Therapy.

We also offer specific forms of pain relief which your therapist can help you to use effectively in your own home.

How can I help my arthritis?

There are many ways in which you can help to manage your arthritis and enhance your overall sense of well-being and Back in Motion will show how you can do all of these to maximum effect.

  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy diet and good nutrition
  • Improve your posture

Call your nearest practice for more information.

Arthritis