Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints and surrounding tissues. If left untreated, RA can lead to joint damage and loss of function. In this article, we'll explore the symptoms, causes, and physiotherapy treatment options for RA at Physio Active.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
The symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can vary from person to person and may develop slowly over time. Common symptoms of RA include:
It is important to note that RA symptoms can mimic those of other conditions, so it is essential to see a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis. At Physio Active, our team of experts specializes in rheumatoid arthritis treatment and can provide a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors that trigger an autoimmune response in the body.
It is important to note that these factors do not cause RA in everyone, and there are many people with RA who have no known risk factors. The exact cause of RA is still unknown, and more research is needed to better understand the underlying mechanisms.
It is also important to note that having these risk factors does not guarantee that you will develop RA. On the other hand, not having these risk factors does not mean that you are immune to RA. RA is a complex disease and its causes are not fully understood.
Physiotherapy Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis at Physio Active:
Our physiotherapists at Physio Active will develop a customized exercise plan to help you improve joint mobility, increase strength, and reduce pain. We'll also teach you joint protection techniques to help you avoid further joint damage.
Manual therapy, including joint mobilization and soft tissue massage, can help reduce pain and improve joint mobility. Our physiotherapists have extensive training in manual therapy techniques and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
At Physio Active, we believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their RA. Our physiotherapists will educate you on the disease process and provide you with a personalized home exercise program to continue your progress outside of therapy sessions.
Rheumatoid Arthritis can be a challenging condition to manage, but with the right physiotherapy treatment, you can improve joint function, reduce pain, and maintain a good quality of life. At Physio Active, our experienced physiotherapists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. If you or someone you know is living with RA, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start on the road to recovery. Let our experienced physiotherapists help you manage your Rheumatoid Arthritis and improve your quality of life.