Arthritis is a common condition among the elderly that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. While some may choose medication as a form of pain relief, pain killers do not foster independence and prevent worsening of the condition – unlike physiotherapy. According to Singapore General Hospital, exercise, which is a key part of physiotherapy, is more effective than many drugs at easing pain and improving one’s physical function.
If your ageing parent has Arthritis, you can engage a physiotherapist to prescribe pain-relief methods other than medication, such as:
A. Ice packs
Reduces swelling around the inflamed joints
Soothes and minimises pain
B. Heat packs
Relaxes tensed muscles
Stimulates sensory receptors to block transmission of pain signals to the brain
C. TENS machine (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Blocks pain messages to the brain, altering the perception of pain
D. Exercise routine
Mobilises parts of the body that are affected
Stimulates production of endorphins to relieve the body of pain naturally
Engage a physiotherapist to effectively relieve your ageing parent of pain.
Call 626-515-00 to arrange for a session at just $150 today!