Osteoarthritis (OA) is the term given to the progressive condition in which there is deterioration of the articular surfaces of a joint. OA in a joint can result in loss of joint mobility and function and lead to chronic pain.
Your physiotherapist at Milton Physiotherapy will perform a detailed assessment to determine the primary movement and muscular impairments related to your arthritic condition. Treatment will be aimed at decreasing pain and restoring function. During treatment you will gain an understanding of your arthritic condition and education on effective self management.
Research has shown the best way to maintain your arthritic joint is to optimise joint range of movement and optimise muscular support of the joint. When managed in this fashion, your arthritic symptoms can be minimised improving the quality of life. Your physiotherapist will prescribe an exercise regime specific to these aims and your joint problem.