Exercise for Osteoarthritis

The Latest news on Exercising with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) can be a painful and debilitating condition for many people. It is estimated that 10million people in the UK suffer from arthritis with OA being the most prevalent form. It can affect any joint in your body and occur at any age although typically it presents with increasing age.

A recent update of the previously published NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines titled “Osteoarthritis: Care and management in adults” has advised that patients should be exercising to help reduce pain and improve mobility.  It further emphasises that exercise should be a ‘core treatment’ alongside other aspects such as weight loss for overweight patients and holistic assessments of each individual.  This is in conjunction with any medications or other medical management for each individual.

Physiotherapists are specifically trained in the assessment and management of patients with osteoarthritis and form a vital part of the management team. A Chartered Physiotherapist can carry out a thorough assessment of the affected area and advise on the best plan to address your symptoms and improve overall mobility. This is especially important when planning the best way to exercise to suit your individual problems.

If you feel a Physiotherapy assessment would benefit you, or if you would like some more information on how Physiotherapy can help with osteoarthritis please contact Lilliput Health on 01202 725090 or via email on info@lilliputhealth.co.uk.

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