What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the joints and other parts of the body.
The term Arthritis encompasses more than 100 diseases such as; polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus to name just a few.
What are the most common signs and symptoms of arthritis?
- Pain, swelling and stiffness in one or several joints which increases with a sedentary lifestyle and decreases with physical activity.
- Morning stiffness in or around the affected joints.
- Reduction in amplitude of movements.
What causes arthritis?
Arthritis can appear following a trauma, an infection or simply from natural use. It can also appear following onset of an auto-immune disease such as lupus, polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or Behcet’s disease.
Physiotherapists are there for you!
The team of professionals at PhysioOutaouais can help to relieve your pain caused by arthritis and provide advice that will help you to manage your condition independently. Our goal is to see you return to your activities without pain and with the least restrictions possible.