Managing Arthritis

Arthritis refers to more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related symptoms include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage. This can result in joint weakness, instability and deformities that can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, driving a car and preparing food.

Nearly 4 million Australians are affected by some sort of arthritis.

The Optimum Arthritis Program

Each patient is different however our treatment programs for arthritis focus on 3 main areas:

1.

Range of motion

Increasing range of motion takes pressure off the joint and tendons within the joint. Maintaining flexibility will ensure that the joint remains supple and full range of motion is achieved, helping relieve the arthritic symptoms.

2.

Strength

Having adequate strength is important in ensuring the muscles take the strain, without placing excessive pressure on joints.

3.

Diet

Some foods can cause arthritis or make its symptoms worse. Our Arthritis Program enables you to consult with our Dietitians, to address your dietary requirements.

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