Osteoarthritis Physiotherapy
in Brampton

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) stands as a prevalent form of arthritis, affecting over 3 million Canadians. Unlike other types, OA primarily targets the cartilage surrounding joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.

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Home Management Strategies

Physiotherapy offers various effective strategies for managing OA symptoms at home:

  • Temperature Therapy: Utilizing heat or ice application on affected joints can alleviate pain and inflammation, respectively. Heat aids in reducing muscle tightness and enhancing range of motion, while ice diminishes swelling.
  • Joint Protection: Maintaining proper posture, managing weight, and using assistive devices can ease stress on joints. Incorporating breaks and alternating tasks can prevent excessive strain.
  • Active Lifestyle: Engaging in regular physical activity and resistance training coupled with stretching helps maintain joint strength and flexibility.

Common Signs and Symptoms

Arthritis denotes joint inflammation due to cartilage deterioration, resulting in pain and limited movement. Over time, OA can lead to joint enlargement and bone-to-bone contact, exacerbating discomfort. Reduced joint usage due to pain contributes to muscle weakness, further compromising joint support.

Risk Factors:

Factors such as familial predisposition, advancing age, excess weight, and joint injuries increase OA susceptibility.

Affected Joints:

Osteoarthritis commonly affects various joints, including the neck, lower back, knees, hips, and finger joints.

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Physiotherapy Intervention

While OA lacks a definitive cure, physiotherapy serves as a valuable tool in managing its symptoms. Physiotherapists prescribe tailored exercises and stretches to enhance joint flexibility and stability. Additionally, modalities like therapeutic ultrasound and dry needling may complement exercises to alleviate pain and improve function.

Unique Offerings

Our clinic provides a range of orthopedic braces, such as the bauerfeind knee brace – Genu Train, which effectively offloads knee joint pressure, reducing pain and enhancing stability during daily activities.

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