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Do You Have Hip or Knee Pain?

Are you:

Over the age of 50 ?

Pain in the hips or knees?

Joint stiffness lasting 30 mins in the morning?

Crackling/grinding sound in the joints with movement?

Bony tenderness?

“You may be suffering from osteoarthrities – and it doesn’t have to be this way forever“

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when the joint is inflammed and deterioriates over time, surpassing the body’s ability for the body to repair itself. Progressively due to pain in the joint, it can also affect the surrounding tissue health of bone, ligaments and muscles, creating a vicious cycle which worsen the symptoms.

“Identify the contributing factors early and end the vicious cycle of pain, taking charge of your quality of life“

Osteoarthritis prevention and treatment options

There is no immediate cure for OA. However, having a customised and individualised management plan for yourself can help to reduce further flare ups which can result in further joint deterioriations. Joint replacement surgery options should only be of the last resort if your quality of life is significantly impacted. In fact, a proportion of patients still experiences pain postoperatively after a year (1).

It’s been well-known in the medical scientific community that exercise and weight loss management are most effective in management osteoarthritis (2). Yet, you may wonder how to even get started when pain is a barrier to doing more for yourself. At Rapha Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists will conduct one-to-one assessment and creating a tailored exercise program just for you. Our well-trained therapists are also skilled in employng a variety of manual manipulation therapy, dry-needling acupuncture, state-of-the-art electrotherapeutic modalities for pain relief that is concurrent to your exercise regime.

Benefits of physiotherapy for osteoarthritis?

Physiotherapy has many benefits for managing osteoarthritis.

Our skilled physiotherapists helps you to:

Resolve your pain

Improve movement and flexibility in the affected joint

Strengthen the muscles that support that joint

Improve balance

Improve posture

Empower your life - Feel more confident about doing the things your enjoy doing!

How can Rapha Physiotherapy help?

At Rapha Physiotherapy, we offer evidence-based treatments for osteoarthritis. We also work closely with other medical professionals, offering you additional care services such as over-the-counter or prescribed medications .

Please make an appointment to see one of our skilled physiotherapists for a full assessment and a personalised treatment plan.

Rapha Physiotherapy – Empowering Lives!

[1] Woolhead GM, Donovan JL, Dieppe PA. Outcomes of total knee replacement: a qualitative study. Rheumatology. 2005 Aug 1;44(8):1032-7.

[2] McAlindon TE, Bannuru R, Sullivan MC, Arden NK, Berenbaum F, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Hawker GA, Henrotin Y, Hunter DJ, Kawaguchi H, Kwoh K. OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and cartilage. 2014 Mar 1;22(3):363-88.

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