Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the spine and other joints. The early diagnosis and treatment of this condition are crucial to manage its symptoms and prevent progressive spinal damage. Physiotherapy plays a key role in ankylosing spondylitis treatment, and Physio Active is committed to providing personalized and effective care to patients.
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that primarily affects the spine and sacroiliac joints. It causes inflammation and progressive damage to the joints, leading to stiffness and decreased mobility over time. The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis can vary from person to person, but typically include pain and stiffness in the lower back and hips, fatigue, and reduced ability to move the spine.
Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis
The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis can vary from person to person and may come and go. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness in the lower back and hips, fatigue, and reduced ability to move the spine.
Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis
The exact cause of ankylosing spondylitis is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors for ankylosing spondylitis include a family history of the condition, being male, and being of a certain ethnic background.
Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Early diagnosis and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis are crucial to prevent progressive spinal damage, manage symptoms, and improve quality of life. Treatment options for ankylosing spondylitis may include medications, physiotherapy, exercise, assistive devices, and surgery.
Physiotherapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis at Physio Active
At Physio Active, our team of qualified and experienced physiotherapists is dedicated to providing personalized and effective physiotherapy treatment for ankylosing spondylitis. We use a combination of techniques and exercises to improve posture, mobility, and flexibility, reduce pain and inflammation, and prevent disability. Our goal is to help our patients manage ankylosing spondylitis and improve their quality of life.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the spine and other joints. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to manage symptoms and prevent progressive spinal damage. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment option for ankylosing spondylitis and Physio Active is committed to providing personalized and effective care to our patients. If you are experiencing symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.