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What is arthritis?

The term ‘arthritis’ is derived from arthr which means joint and itis which means inflammation. A progressive condition, arthritis causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints and its surrounding areas. While more than 100 different types of arthritis and related joint disorders have been identified, the two most common are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disorder) and rheumatoid arthritis. The disease becomes more common with age and can result in a decreased quality of life.

What are the common arthritis symptoms?
The most prevalent signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints and can get worse with time. Symptoms may come and go and can range from mild to severe but depending on the kind of arthritis, the most noticeable symptoms include:
  • Redness
  • Excruciating pain while moving the joint
  • Swelling or inflammation in the affected joint
  • Joint stiffness
  • Grinding, creaking or crunching feeling in the joint
  • Decreased or loss of joint range of motion
  • Fatigue
  • Weak or unstable joints
  • Joint tenderness
Severe arthritis can cause permanent joint changes; causing difficulty in carrying out daily activities such as climbing stairs or walking due to chronic pain. In extreme cases, arthritis can lead to knobby finger joints and also affect the heart, eyes, kidneys, skin and lungs. Are you concerned about the signs and symptoms of arthritis in your or your loved one?
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What causes arthritis?
The joints can be damaged in different ways through an injury, abnormal metabolism, infection or immune system dysfunction. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear-and-tear damage to the joint’s cartilage, causing pain and restricted movement.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis include excess weight, family history, previous injury, and age. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, causing uncontrolled inflammation. It is an autoimmune disorder but doctors are still unsure of its underlying cause. Factors such as gender, weight, age, smoking habit, and environment affect the likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis treatment
While medical treatment can help, some lifestyle changes, simple home remedies, and exercises can prove to be useful in alleviating the pain to a great extent. Prescription medications and surgeries are not only expensive but dependence on chemically engineered drugs such as analgesics for pain relief can be harmful in the long run. If not treated properly, arthritis can cause permanent damage to the joints and its early symptoms should not be ignored. The alternative is to take steps towards arthritis knee pain treatment at home. Here is a list of 7 things you can try to relieve arthritis symptoms and treat the condition at home.
  • 1.Yoga:

    When performed regularly, yoga can significantly improve the overall health, mood, and quality of life and also prove beneficial in coping with the chronic pain related to arthritis.

  • 2.Hot and cold therapy:

    Heat therapy can soothe stiff and aching joints by improving blood circulation. You could start the day with a warm shower or place a heating pad/ hot water bottle to reduce pain. Alternatively, cold therapy can reduce swelling and numb the pain by restricting the flow of blood vessels. You could either use a cold pack on the affected area or submerge the joint in ice cold water.

  • 3.Weight loss:

    Excess weight causes pressure on the cartilage between the joints; making it more prone to breakdown. Taking out time for some physical activity to maintain a healthy weight can reduce the pressure and reduce pain and stiffness in the joints.

  • 4.Mindfulness meditation:

    A good way to manage pain and stress, mindfulness meditation can improve the functioning of the immune system and help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It helps the participants in channeling their attention and focusing on the present moment; thereby helping in dealing with symptoms such as early morning stiffness and joint pain.

  • 5.Massage:

    Regular body massages can relieve pain by lowering the production of the stress hormone, cortisol in the human body. A moderate-pressure massage given by a trained physiotherapist is an important part of arthritis treatment.

  • 6.Aquatic exercises:

    Water-based exercises can relieve pressure on the joints while offering an interesting workout. Benefits of performing aquatic exercises regularly include reduced body fat, improved mood, improved coordination, improved range of motion and a better quality of life.

While these simple home remedies can help in arthritis treatment by increasing mobility, flexibility and easing pain, it is important to consult a medical professional or a trained physiotherapist before performing them initially.

Physiotherapy for arthritis
The goal of physiotherapy for arthritis treatment is to make your joints and muscles stronger, ease sore, painful & aching joints, improve the mobility and restore the use of affected joints, prevent osteoarthritis progression, maintain your fitness and help you engage in daily activities without any pain or discomfort. To enable you to reach your functional and movement goals, a well-trained physiotherapist would tailor the exercises according to your particular needs. Physiotherapy for arthritis treatment includes:
  • Strengthening and endurance exercises
  • Functional retraining to avoid injury
  • Activity modification to correct any imbalances
  • Stretching & stability exercises

Working with a certified and an experienced physiotherapist has its own advantages as they examine, diagnose and treat or help prevent conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life. Physiotherapists also, teach you how to hold correct body posture while carrying out daily activities in order to improve, relieve or prevent pain.

Where to find physiotherapy for arthritis?
Are you looking for a trained and competent physiotherapist to provide the best arthritis treatment at home? Your wait ends with HCAH! HCAH’s home-based physiotherapy for arthritis can help treat your joint and muscle pain in more than one way. After assessing your condition, our professionally trained and certified physiotherapist will develop a customised treatment plan and recommend preventive measures that will help you recover faster and eliminate pain. Furthermore, when you choose physiotherapy for arthritis at home service by HCAH, you enjoy the unparalleled benefit of:
  • Comprehensive & customised treatment plans
  • Exercise program for self-maintenance
  • High quality & protocol-led care at home
  • Regular patient progress report (for reviews & amendments)
  • Continuous monitoring by our clinical team of experts
  • Outcome-based discharge plan
  • 25+ years of home care experience in delivering satisfaction to 4 lacs+ patients in 40+ cities
What results you can expect from physiotherapy for arthritis?
Physiotherapy for arthritis is a safe and effective way to help reduce the pain and discomfort it can cause by helping to mitigate symptoms, slow joint deterioration and improve mobility. However, its results may vary from case to case. Following your first appointment, the physiotherapist will outline a treatment plan mentioning the number of sessions you’d be required to undergo to get back to your pre-arthritis lifestyle. Don’t let any kind of joint pain hold you back from doing the activities you love! Book an appointment with HCAH’s experienced team of physiotherapists today for the best physiotherapy treatment for arthritis at home!

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