Whether it is a pop in the knee with every step that you take, or a crack of your fingers with every attempt to open a jar, chances are that you aren’t going to realise just how much you rely on your joints to perform up to par until you are experiencing regular joint pain. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of joint pain, and this means that pain in the ankles, knees, elbows and hips can happen to just about anyone.
Degeneration is like wrinkles in the inside of your body. Many changes in tissues are just a normal part of being alive and do not hurt. These changes don’t necessarily have to stop for anyone leading a very functional and active life.
Your body and any scans reflect your life story – not necessarily injury or pain. The common findings on scans and x-rays are usually related to age changes – the kisses of time.
It is important to remind yourself that in nearly all cases, the changes seen on scans did not happen overnight. They have been there for a long time and well before you knew that an x-ray would report. It is very likely that an x-ray of an older person’s spine will reveal changes which could be described as arthritis or degenerative, as you see in the Yoga Therapist. They can still function very well.
In lower back pain, research has shown that the amount of disc and nerve damage rarely relates to the amount of pain experienced. This definition gives us some HOPE. Having pain does not necessarily mean there is damage. Pain can occur without damage. We can even have no pain with lots of damage.
Physiotherapy – A Natural Relief for Arthritis Pain
Exercises is one of the highest rated treatments for arthritis pain. Our specialised physiotherapists will help you to relieve arthritis pain by providing insight into the cause of pain, improving your range of movements in joint, enhancing overall strength, flexibility, endurance of surrounding muscles and modify lifestyle activities to reduce unnecessary stress on joint.
If you are experiencing regular joint pain, then it may be a time to contact your physiotherapist for support. Physiotherapy is highly targeted and personalised to meet the needs of each individual – what is recommended for one person, or even for one particular injury or source of pain, may not be recommended in another situation. The best way to ensure that particular treatment is ideal for your personal needs is to CONSULT your physiotherapist at Vitality Way.