PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS
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About Arthritis and Osteoporosis
These two words can NOT be used interchangeably — arthritis is the inflammation of joints, whereas osteoporosis is a disorder that causes the bones to weaken or become brittle. Arthritis may be caused due to an overactive immune system, infection, weight, prior fracture or injury, and inheritance or genetics. However, it’s true that carrying a certain type of arthritis (especially osteoarthritis, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis) makes you more susceptible to osteoporosis. In addition, doctors have also connected arthritis and osteoporosis on the grounds of inflammation. This is a condition that causes body tissues to break down faster and is often triggered further due to smoking, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and physical inactivity.
Don’t suffer at the hands of damaged joints that cause stiffness, pain, and hinder mobility. Boost Physiotherapy in Edmonton can help you escape the horrors of stiffness and pain with physical therapy that improves muscle strength, fitness, reaction time, mobility, balance, and coordination. Specialized physiotherapy services from trained physiotherapists in Edmonton will also reduce pain, the risk of bone fractures, and bone loss. Book your physiotherapy appointment online to recognize the importance of physical activity!
Physical Treatment for Arthritis and Osteoporosis
At Boost Physiotherapy in Edmonton, we use a combination of exercises to aid the healing process of arthritis and osteoporosis sufferers:
- Aerobic Exercises
This form of exercise increases the heart rate to boost heart health and maintains general fitness levels.
- Flexibility Exercises
This form of exercise involves stretching the joints to gradually reduce their stiffness. However, it’s best for patients suffering from arthritis or osteoporosis to consult a physical therapist before starting any single exercise program.
- Balance Exercises
These are also referred to as coordination exercises that remove the risk of falls, trips, and slips by improving balance. Physical therapists at Boost Physiotherapy in Edmonton study the condition of each of their patients as well as their fitness levels and limitations to draft a program that’s sure to succeed.
- Strengthening Exercises
This form of exercise uses a mix of low impact and weight lifting to significantly decrease the risk of fracturing bones. The activity is meant to strengthen the bones and the muscles to support the movement of the joints.