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Physiotherapy for Arthritis

Physiotherapy for Arthritis in Calgary, AB

Manage Your Arthritis with Physiotherapy

Arthritis is a common ailment worldwide, yet it is not very well understood. More than 350 million people have arthritis across the globe. It involves inflammation and stiffness of joints that leads to swelling and tenderness. At Radiant Physiotherapy, we provide high quality arthritis treatment. Our physiotherapists with years of experience and clinical expertise are well-equipped to provide lasting arthritis pain relief.

Common Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is used as a collective term for more than 100 types of joint pain. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some common symptoms of arthritis are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion​

Physiotherapy for Arthritis Pain in Calgary​

Physiotherapy for arthritis is one of the natural methods of managing pain. Our physiotherapists not only help you understand your condition but also provide treatment plans for arthritis pain relief. 

Physiotherapy reduces inflammation in the affected joint. It involves several exercises that mobilize your joints and restore strength. Our experts can teach you improved ways to move your body and address the symptoms for less pain.

Physiotherapy Treatments for Arthritis Pain

  • Manual Therapy: We use hands-on techniques to relieve pain and stiffness. This technique is highly beneficial for treating knee osteoarthritis. 

  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect and can suppress the body’s inflammatory response, improve blood flow, and relax muscles. 

  • Massage Therapy: It eases muscle stiffness that accompanies arthritis by improving blood circulation and reducing inflammation. 

  • Stability Exercises: These strengthen your core muscles and take the pressure off your spine and other joints, alleviating pain. 

  • Exercise Therapy: This is important for people with arthritis to increase their strength and flexibility, relieve joint pain, and reduce fatigue.

Leading Physiotherapists for Arthritis Pain in Calgary

At Radiant Physiotherapy, we treat our arthritis patients with utmost compassion and care. Our team of expert physiotherapists provides a variety of treatments that addresses your pain. If you are looking for natural treatment for your arthritis condition in Calgary and surrounding areas, book an online appointment now or call us at (403) 457-9090.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does arthritis feel like?

It can start as a dull ache and burning sensation and later evolve into chronic pain. Your joints will feel stiff, achy, or sore. A burning, throbbing, or grating sensation is common in Arthritis patients. Popping and cracking of joints are other common symptoms.

Can arthritis cause numbness?

Rheumatoid Arthritis can sometimes cause numbness in your hands and feet. Inflammation in the joints can lead to compression of nerves and result in either a tingling sensation or complete loss of sensation.

What are the warning signs of arthritis?

Morning joint stiffness, joint swelling, fever, numbness and tingling, and chronic fatigue are some of the early warning signs of arthritis. Tenderness around joints and decreased range of motion are also indicative of arthritis.

Can cracking knuckles cause arthritis?

Although cracking your knuckles may annoy people around you, it will not cause arthritis. There is no proven relationship between cracking your knuckles and developing arthritis. Knuckle-cracking may cause swelling or a feeling of weakness in your hands and result in reduced grip strength. However, it does not cause arthritis.

How many types of arthritis are there?

The term arthritis is collectively used for all types of joint pains. There are more than 100 kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus are common types of arthritis.

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