Osteoarthritis is a painful condition and the most common form of arthritis that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs through gradual wear and tear, leading to inflammation and degeneration of the joints, such as knees, hips, shoulders, hands and wrists.
As the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time, it becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bones decreases. This can result in bone rubbing on bone, which may produce painful bony lumps called bone spurs.
There is no cure for arthritis. Typically, it starts gradually and worsens over time. Eventually, all forms of arthritis may permanently damage the joint.
Fortunately, there are things that can be done to help minimise the effect of arthritis and, through years of experience, Optispine has developed an effective programme for patients with varying levels of the condition.
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Treatments for Arthritic Conditions
Our laser technology reduces inflammation, pain and swelling in the joints, resulting in improved function. This allows the muscles to be exercised and strengthened to help support the affected joint.
Magnets promote the regeneration and repair of the joint cartilage. Ultimately, this form of therapy speeds up the healing process and recovery time, whilst alleviating pain naturally.
Exercising in our underwater treadmill rebuilds strength and improves the range of movement. In turn, this strengthens the muscles that support and stabilise the joint, reducing pain and the risk of further injury.
Shockwave therapy has been clinically proven to treat arthritis by reducing pain and inflammation, breaking down scar tissue and restoring joint functionality quickly.
Cryotherapy cools the tissues to minus 130 degrees Celsius to speed up healing and reduce inflammation. Treatment is delivered to localised areas of the body, using our cutting-edge CryoAir device.
Tailored exercise programmes using our specialist gym equipment are prescribed, with the aim of rebuilding and strengthening the muscles that stabilise the affected joints.
Arthritis Pain Solved
With easy access, 34⁰C water and physiotherapy-led sessions, our Underwater Treadmill provides a comfortable, safe way to exercise for people of all ages and all levels of mobility.
Programmes in our underwater treadmills provide all the benefits of exercise without putting stress on the joints, making this ideal for people who suffer from arthritis.
Optispine uses the latest and most advanced physiotherapy techniques and equipment, specifically designed to help people with back and joint problems.
Treatment starts with accurate diagnosis of the problem, followed by effective hands-on therapy to reduce pain and restore function as quickly as possible.
Alongside this, we are able to offer rehabilitation plans for a more long-term solution, including advanced hydrotherapy using underwater treadmills and a specialist 7-step programme.
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