Arthritis

We’ve treated many patients who’ve had a fall due to a joint related condition, such as arthritis, that has affected their movement and muscle strength.

The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, causing wear and tear or inflammation around the joints that can make it painful to move. Other symptoms are tenderness and stiffness around the joints which in turn restrict your movement and can cause muscle weakness. You may find your balance is affected and you are moving or walking awkwardly to compensate for the pain.

If you feel your symptoms are affecting your quality of life or could put you at risk of falling, we encourage you to seek help as much can be done before it reaches that crisis stage.

Help is at hand

As trained physiotherapists we are highly experienced in working closely with you and your family to restore quality of life and regain control and independence.

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Your Fairhand physio will:

  • Assess your general health, medication and posture and listen to what causes you pain
  • Practise exercises with you that will build your muscle strength, mobility and flexibility
  • Safely teach your family or carers how they can help you to continue treatment in between appointments
  • Advise you on adaptations that can be made to your home, such as rearranging furniture and recommending mobility equipment that suits your needs
  • Offer practical guidance on how you can safely carry out daily tasks
  • Practise pain relief techniques
  • Refer you to other supportive services if required

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Case Study – arthritis

Name Mrs M Age 75 Location Reigate Mrs M’s arthritis was widespread in all of her joints and found that even the smallest of movements had become painful. She was feeling very down and negative when we met her. The pain and restriction of movement meant Mrs M had...

Accreditation

Each of our physiotherapists is DBS checked, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy & HCPC registered

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the
professional, educational and trade union body
for the UK’s 50,000 chartered physiotherapists,
physiotherapy students and associates

Help is at hand