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Arthritis 
Explained...

Treatments we offer 
Common symptoms 
Areas of pain 
Causes of pain 
Tips to manage your pain
 
Common types of arthritis
Types of arthritis we treat

Common symptoms of pain

Deep dull ache 
Pain referring around surrounding muscles
Excessive stiffness especially in the morning or with prolonged posture/ lack of movement
Constant pain 
Swelling
Redness
Reduced movement

Treatments for pain

Education
Rehabilitation exercise prescription
Massage 
Manual therapy
Heat

Areas of pain

Wrist, hand or finger pain
Shoulder pain 
Hip pain 
Knee pain 
Ankle pain 
Referral pain in surrounding areas or muscles

Causes of pain

Repeated poor movement patterns 
Traumatic injury (e.g. sports tackle, impact injury)
Weakness or muscular imbalance of surrounding muscles

Tips to manage arthritic pain

Stay active with gentle movement  
Relative rest (e.g. reducing painful movements) 
Follow your prescribed treatment plan
Stay positive 
Try avoid prolonged postures 

Common types of arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Raynauds

  • Scleroderma

  • Lupus

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

Type of arthritis we treat

Osteoarthritis 
Rheumatoid Arthritis