From about the age of 30-35, wear and tear changes begin to occur in the joints of the body and as time goes on this can develop in to arthritis. Along with pain these changes can cause a decrease in range of movement in the joint along with weakness in the muscles surrounding the joint. Such injuries include knee and shoulder strains along with neck, mid-back and low back strains.
Physiotherapy can help with the pain using heat, dry needling and electrotherapy and can help with the restriction of movement with mobilisation techniques and massage and can help with the weakness by devising an appropriate exercise programme. The increase in the movement and the increase in the strength can also help decrease the pain.
Personalised exercise programmes which we offer at the practice can be very helpful in addressing the early onset of arthritic conditions.