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PERIPHERAL JOINT PAIN & ARTHRITIS

Whether you are seeking relief from discomfort, managing a chronic condition, or looking to improve your joint health, GymTherapy is here to help you recover, rehabilitate, and achieve your health and performance goals.

WHAT IS PERIPHERAL JOINT PAIN & ARTHRITIS?

Peripheral joint pain and arthritis refer to conditions that affect the joints in your limbs, away from the spine. These conditions can result in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, impacting your daily life and overall well-being. Arthritis can be a debilitating condition that significantly impacts your ability to perform everyday activities.

Peripheral joint pain and arthritis

WHAT DOES IT INVOVLE?

Our peripheral joint pain and arthritis services encompass a range of evidence-based treatments and therapies, including:

1. In-Depth Comprehensive Assessment

A thorough assessment to determine the cause and root of your joint pain is the first step in designing a personalised treatment plan.

 

2. Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques

A variety of techniques may be used to reduce initial pain and target specific goals such as reducing muscle tension and increasing joint range of motion and mobility. Learn more about ​our Treatment & Therapy

 

3. Individual Rehabilitation Program

A tailored exercise and mobility program is then implemented to target areas of weakness and address deficits to enhance joint health and reduce pain.

4. Re-assessments & Treatment

Following your initial consultation, a plan is developed in collaboration with you including re-assessment follow-up consultations and appropriate treatment to continue your rehabilitation journey.

5. Support & Guidance

Throughout the process, continuous support and guidance is provided to ensure you achieve your health and performance goals. We educate you throughout your rehabilitation journey on injury prevention strategies to minimise the risk of future injury, self-management strategies, and optimise performance.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Our peripheral joint pain and arthritis services are suitable for individuals who are:

  • Experiencing pain, stiffness, or reduced mobility in peripheral joints

  • Diagnosed with arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriatic arthritis 

  • Managing the effects of joint injuries or surgeries

  • Interested in preventing future joint injury

  • Those seeking to improve their joint health

Choosing peripheral joint pain and arthritis physiotherapy at GymTherapy means you will benefit from:

  • Improved joint function and mobility

  • Reduced pain and discomfort

  • Enhanced quality of life and ability to perform daily activities

  • Rehabilitation that allows you to continue towards your current health and performance goals

  • Personalised strategies for managing and coping with your specific condition

  • Expert guidance on injury prevention and maintaining joint health

COMMON PERIPHERAL JOINT & ARTHRITIC CONDITIONS

We address a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis that can affect a variety of joints, most commonly the hands, hips and knees. Involves the loss of volume and change to the cartilage and underlying bone. 

  • Tennis Elbow: Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this painful condition occurs when the extensor muscles (commonly the extensor carp radialis brevis) are overloaded due to repetitive wrist/elbow movements. Pain usually occurs on the outside of the elbow and can refer further down the arm.

  • Wrist Pain: Can either occur suddenly or worsen over time, with various potential structures as the source of pain including ligaments, the Carpal Tunnel, tendons (DeQuervain's), and muscles. 

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disease whereby the immune system attacks the body's tissues, including joint structures. It is most common in the hands, wrists, and knees.

  • Knee Meniscus Tears: Can occur through acute trauma or gradual degeneration. A type of knee injury whereby there is a tear to the meniscus which acts as a shock absorber for load bearing. 

  • Frozen Shoulder: Also known as adhesive capsulitis, includes progressive stiffening and pain of the shoulder joint. There are 3 stages to frozen shoulder: freezing; frozen and thawing.

  • Psoriatic Arthritis: A type of arthritis linked with psoriasis, a chronic skin and nail condition. It can cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.  

  • Shoulder Impingement: Also known as subacromial pain syndrome, this painful condition occurs when structures within the subacromial space become irritated and inflamed due to repetitive strain movements. Common in those who complete repeated overhead movements, reaching and lifting.

  • Femoracetabular Impingement (FAI): A condition where extra bone growth along one or both bones that form the hip joint causes friction and pain. Three types of FAI exist: Pincer, Cam, and Combined. 

  • Osteoporosis: A type of bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decreases. This can lead to a decrease in bone strength and an increased risk of bone injury and fractures.

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