Arthritis is a condition of joints which can be very debilitating and restrictive for an individual. It can happen in different forms degenerative arthritis, gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis occurs due to overuse or age-related degenerative changes in the joints, history of trauma, gout, autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid arthritis, post-surgically some individuals are prone to have arthritis
Arthritis causes pain in the joint which can radiate as well, restricted movements, swelling, redness, warm joints, deformities in later stage, difficulty in walking, carrying weights, climbing stairs.
Conservative treatment of arthritis can include pain management, improve the health of the joint by performing exercises, using physiotherapy techniques to improve mobility and maintaining the function. It is crucial to continuously take care of the joints to prevent further damage which can significantly stretch the time for the need of a knee replacement surgery. A physiotherapist can help you significantly in this process of improving and maintaining the health of your joints.