Seasonal Arthritic Pains and Physiotherapy
Following routine can help in relieving seasonal pains in Arthritis:
Keep moving: Have a routine of keeping the joints moving through full range by doing regular stretches to improve flexibility
Posture: Maintaining good posture is important to keep the core strong and preventing the back pain
Balance the activity with rest and vice versa. Excess of either is bad
Maintain Weight: Lifestyle changes and maintaining healthy weight is significant to pain management in Arthritis
Stay hydrated: Dehydration puts unnecessary stress on your joints. Drinking fluids regularly ensures that there is enough lubricant in your joints and that your joint tissue is operating at peak performance.
How can Physiotherapy help:
Exercising: It is vital to improve muscle strength, endurance and reduce stiffness. Follow the exercise programme tailored specifically to your needs by a qualified Physiotherapist
Identifying movement patterns that exaggerate pain. A Physiotherapist can assist you and advice the right kinds of activities to build the muscles and avoid any joint injuries.
Softtissue mobilisation: This stretches the tight muscles and help in relieving pain thus, maintaining function. A qualified Physiotherapist can advise and assist in maintaining flexibility.
Massage therapy: Many patients suffer from muscle pain as well as pain from their joints. Long-term pain can produce muscle contractions, but a deep tissue massage can help relax tense muscles as well as stiff joints. There is also a powerful endorphin rush following a massage that will provide considerable pain relief. A qualified Physiotherapist can do massage targeting the problem areas and releasing tight muscles.