Physiotherapy for Arthritis in Colchester, Essex
We are here to offer physiotherapy for arthritis in Colchester, Essex from qualified physios who care about your wellbeing and quality of life. Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and stiffness in joints and ultimately leads to reduced mobility and deconditioning of musculature associated with the affected joint.
There are two main types of arthritis; Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is caused by changes in the cartilage which lines the surfaces of joints. In a normal knee, cartilage is smooth and protects the ends of bones that form a joint. In an osteoarthritic joint, the cartilage has become rough and thin which can cause inflammation, joint stiffness and pain.
Recommended Treatments We May Offer for Arthritis
Around 10 million people have arthritis in the UK. Some will have developed the disease as a result of years of wear and tear, but arthritis is hereditary and can also manifest in conjunction with autoimmune diseases or inflammatory conditions. Fortunately, regardless of the cause, physiotherapy for arthritis can help to ease the symptoms and reduce the pain associated with the condition.
Common arthritic conditions that we treat at Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic are:
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Osteoarthritis of the hip
Osteoarthritis of the lower back
Osteoarthritis of the neck