Advance Physio Solihull

Physiotherapy For Arthritis

Do You Suffer from Arthritis? We Offer Expert Help & Relief

  • One of the most frequently seen conditions, often affecting knees and hips, but also shoulders, fingers and ankles.
  • The condition itself may not change but there’s lots we can do to help you when you have arthritis.
  • Treatment includes optimising joint range of movement (when joints are stiff), strengthening the muscles controlling the joint (this reduces the ‘strain’ on the joint), addressing general fitness and stamina and providing treatment to ease pain in the area.
  • We can refer you back to your GP with a letter recommending specialist referral when required.

Here are some common terms and their meaning:

  • Osteoarthrosis/osteoarthritis. These two words mean the same thing. Osteoarthritis affects some joints, usually the ones that bear weight (knees and hips). Changes are occurring in the joints. All joints have cartilage) which absorbs shock and allows smooth movement) and synovial fluid, produced by a synovial membrane, which keeps the joint lubricated, allowing movement without friction. When a joint becomes worn, it loses some cartilage. This may change the way a joint takes weight and sometimes deformity occurs. Inflammation can occur in the joint, causing swelling (this is called a joint effusion). Ligaments which support the joint may become less effective, allowing some uncontrolled movement and making a joint ‘unstable’. Arthritis may be present in one or several joints. Please visit Arthritis Research UK to find out more about this condition.

Contrary to what many people believe, strengthening the muscles around the joint by doing weight bearing exercise is good for the joints. It builds up muscle support around the joint, improving the ‘control’ of movement and reducing the chance of painful unguarded movement. We will help you with the right exercises and since we know that you can’t exercise effectively when in pain, we provide pain relieving treatments to help get you on track!

Sometimes patients undergo joint replacement or other forms of surgery for arthritic joints. We are experienced in helping patients to restore normal function after such surgery. It is not inevitable that following surgery, everything will be normal again. The joint will be stiff and sore initially and the muscles will be weak. We are here to get you back to normal function and to pursuing your goals so you can enjoy life to the full!

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in your joints. Please see Arthritis Research UK for more details about this condition.

We are experienced in helping patients to achieve better function, through muscle strengthening, improving flexibility in joints, use of aids and equipment if required and pain relief techniques. Let us help you get to where you want to go!

Physiotherapy For Arthritis

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About Advance Physio

We have over 50 years of experience working with people, young and old, sporty or less active and with a vast range of physical problems. We can say confidently that we will be able to assess, manage and advise you so that you can get on and continue to enjoy life.

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Tanworth in Arden Medical Practice, Broad Lane
Tanworth-in-Arden
Solihull B94 5DY

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