Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis

Neck and shoulder pain or stiffness – that comes and goes
Headaches – often starting at the back of the neck
Pain around the shoulder blade

These are few of the most common symptoms of cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis. Cervical neck pain and stiffness due to cervical spondylosis often affects the middle aged and elderly population. Physiotherapy has been shown by research1 to reduce the pain and disability associated with spondylosis.

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हड्डियों का दर्द – उपचार और घरेलू उपाय (Osteoporosis: gharelu upchar)

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Joint Pain: Arthritis?

Joint Pain

Arthritis Could Affect Anyone

Joint pain can occur anytime throughout the year, but in the cold and wet months, you may find it harder to cope with.

Although a change in the weather will not cause arthritis, it can worsen the symptoms”, says Dr SwapnajaJoshi (PT), musculo-skeletal specialist.When we are cold, our body restricts how much blood it sends around extremities, like our hands and feet, so that it can focus on supplying vital organs like the heart and lungs.

This means we lose less heat from blood circulating near the surface of the skin, but it also means the joints get less blood and, for some, this can be painful.

Dr Joshi explains: “Temperature & weather changes can aggravate the symptoms.” You may notice increased knee pain in the rainy or cold weather. Since OA is a degenerative condition; the damage occurred cannot be reversed. But timely intervention in the form of regular exercise or early physiotherapy intervention can arrest degeneration & maintain joint integrity.

Although pain is unpleasant, it’s your body’s way of telling your brain that something is wrong.Pain is a protective mechanism to stop further damage but arthritic pain doesn’t mean you should dive for the blanket and quit exercising altogether.

Remaining active is vital. Don’t let the cold weather put you off – Exercise will help keep your joints supple, which can reduce pain and help you stay independent.

Top tips to manage winter aches & pains:

  • Wrap yourself warm.
  • Stay active. Go for a gentle walk everyday
  • Avoid offending movements in case of existing pain
  • Use your largest and strongest joints and muscles for daily tasks. For example, use a bag with a shoulder strap across your back, rather than holding a case or bag in one hand.
  • Balance rest with activity. Take breaks as and when needed, but avoid resting for lengthy periods, as this can cause muscle stiffness.
  • Practice specific exercises for joints

 

Related Reading:

Ageing Knees? Don’t go weak in your Knees

Five Ways to check your Knee health

Arthritis – Do your Joints Pain?

 

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Ageing Knees? Don’t go weak in your Knees

Do you hear a sudden click in your knee while bending down? Do your knees hurt while squatting? Well, your knees are trying to convey their ageing story. It may not be wise to ignore the click sound, minor pain or swelling once you have crossed your 50's.

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Whether you are walking, running, cycling or exercising; you are likely to be using your knees a lot. While the common sense says that the more you use the joint the more mobile or lubricated it will remain. The better sense says that it will all be worthwhile only if you know how NOT to ruin them instead.

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Arthritis – Do your Joints Pain?

Last Updated on 31 August, 2018

The disorder commonly affecting the knee and other joints is called as Arthritis.

We commonly see our mothers or grandmothers groaning in pain when they try to do simple activities like getting up from the floor or climbing steps. Daily simple chores seem very difficult for them. They dread even the pleasant rains and winters as they are likely to experience increase in their aches and pains with the fall in temperature.

Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. It is common in adults 65 and older, but it can affect people of all ages. There are many types of arthritis but most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

1. Rheumatoid Arthritis : It is an autoimmune disease in which the body immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses the joint parts known as synovial membrane. It is characterized by fluctuating course, with periods of flares and remission.

2. Osteoarthritis : It is a chronic degenerative disorder involves wear and tear damage to the joint’s cartilage. Enough damage results in bone grinding which causes pain and restricted movement and joint effusion.

Symptoms of Arthritis

The most common symptoms of Arthritis include pain, redness in the area, swelling,  limited movement & stiffness in the joint.

Unpaid attention to these symptoms can lead you to be under the surgeon's knife.  But timely attention to the soft ringing of bells of your joints can help you deal effectively with your joint pain.

Arthritis, Joint pain : Facts, symptoms, Physiotherapy treatment

Treatment 

Physiotherapy is key to the treatment and management of arthritis.  It can help you to maintain independence through improving your mobility, strength and flexibility.

Used along with medication it can also help to minimise pain.

Physiotherapy for arthritis focuses on the reduction of pain and stiffness as well as increasing the level of movement and range of motion for the individual.

Our experts at ReLivaTM use a combination of modalities, manual therapy techniques and exercise and movement programmes to suit your specific condition. They will aim to reduce the swelling in the affected area along with making a strategy to control pain and stiffness. They will also devise simple exercise programmes that you can practise at home to help you build your strength and flexibility.

Physiotherapy uses a mix of Modalities

  • Heat treatments : These treatments produce heat within your body tissues. The application can be directed towards superficial or deeper parts of the body. The most common types of treatment used are infra-red radiation (heat lamps) and hot packs for superficial treatments.
  • Electrotherapy : These treatments produce electrical stimulation of your body tissues. They may be extremely useful in the treatment of both acute and chronic arthritis, where pain, swelling and muscle spasms are present. Physiotherapy exercise for Arthritis, joints pain
  • Exercise : A balanced programme of rest and exercise, and careful attention to joint posture is an important part of pain management, joint protection and maintenance of your joint function.
  • Manual therapy: Mobilisation and manipulation techniques are passive movements applied to a joint or soft tissue by the therapist in a specific manner to help restore full movement to a joint that is painful and restricted. Manual therapy is often useful in the chronic forms of arthritis and is often successful when other methods such as heat therapy and exercises have given little or no relief.
  • TENS : Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy is a commonly used electrostimulation method for relieving pain in rheumatoid arthritis.

Simple Tips to help avoid pain and stiffness:

  • Avoid staying in one position for long.
  • Avoid positions or movements that place extra stress on sore joints.
  • Avoid sitting on floor.
  • Modify your activities to make them easier.
  • Take proper rest when your symptoms are on a rise.
  • Try to lose weight if over-weight, as it reduces pressure on joints and alleviates pain.

At ReLiva, we want you to stay pain-free and get back to participating in the activities you enjoy as fast as possible. Get relief. Call +91 992099 1584 to speak to us today so we can connect you with a physiotherapy specialist in your area.

Last updated : 24/05/2018

Related Reading:

Joint Pain: Arthritis?

Ageing Knees? Don’t go weak in your Knees

Five Ways to check your Knee health

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