Physiotherapy for Arthritis (Pain Relief Therapy)

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!

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