What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disease in which the joints become inflamed, causing pain, and difficulty in movement, although it can also affect other body parts.
It is a chronic disease, with a low frequency of spontaneous healing, although with proper treatment, reasonable control of the disease is achieved in most cases. Arthritis is more common in women but also affects men. It occurs most often between the ages of 45 and 55.
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
While in osteoarthritis there is a slow process of wear of the joint cartilage (the tissue that covers the bone and acts as a shock absorber), in arthritis there is a Chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane (the “bag” that covers the joint) that gives rise to pain and difficulty in movement and ends up very quickly damaging cartilage, bone, ligaments, and tendons.
The most common swollen joints are the wrists, fingers, toes, elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees, which cause knee pain, and ankles.
Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Treatment
When osteoarthritis first appears, patients may have some joint stiffness and pain, which can be worse when you exercise late in the day. As the condition develops, patients may notice other symptoms. The main ones are deep joint pain, a reduction in the range of motion of the joint, sensation and cracking noises in the joints, changes in the shape of the joints, and in some cases, the joint may displace when subjected to some weight.
There are various treatments our arthritis specialists at Physiowell can administer to ease joint pain and stiffness, reducing the severity of your disease and making everyday life easier.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment
The most frequent clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are joint pain, swelling and heat around and in the affected joints, predominantly morning stiffness, tiredness, weight loss, and low-grade fever.
At Physiowell, the objective of the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is to suppress synovial inflammation and achieve the minimum possible inflammatory activity reducing the risk of joint structural damage and the consequent functional deterioration of the musculoskeletal system.
Different conditions are treated at our facility by one of the best Arthritis Specialist in Dubai
Rehabilitation encompasses the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of disability in order to facilitate, maintain, or restore the highest degree of functional capacity and independence possible. Its purpose is to treat the consequences of the disease and prevent functional deterioration.
Our expert arthritis doctors recommend carrying out an aerobic physical exercise program that is adapted to the joint and any extra-articulars derived from the disease. These aerobic exercises can be combined with exercises to strengthen muscles and flexibility and improve coordination and manual dexterity.
Arthritis Physical Treatment Includes:
- The combination of active exercises
- The application of cold/heat
- Use of splints to help maintain posture and prevent deformities
- Massage therapy and manual therapy.
- Joint mobilization exercises to keep the joints as flexible as possible.
- Stretches to avoid contractures and maintain joint amplitude.
- Aerobic exercises include walking or cycling which help general well-being and maintain good physical health.
Seek Treatment from a Trusted Arthritis Specialist in Dubai
Arthritis involves the breakdown of joint structures, particularly cartilage. Normal cartilage protects a joint and allows it to move smoothly. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, such as when you walk. Without the usual amount of cartilage, the bones under the cartilage become damaged and rub together. This causes pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.
Therapy and physiotherapy cannot replace pharmacological treatment in any case, but they are essential to keep the joints flexible. Performing moderate aerobic physical exercise and adopting correct postural habits are essential, in addition to adequate rest with 8-10 hours of sleep.
Women with arthritis usually improve and show fewer symptoms of their disease throughout pregnancy due to changes in the immune profile that take place at this time. However, women with uncontrolled rheumatoid arthritis do require clinical care throughout their pregnancy to control the risk of any birth complications.
Conducting a preconception consultation for women with arthritis is recommended. In the consultation, the specialist will assess the patient and advise on activities and treatments that can regulate the presence of arthritis in pregnant women. This is intended to ensure that perinatal outcomes remain stable and uncomplicated due to the disease.
Schedule an appointment with one of the best Arthritis Doctors in Dubai today
At Physiowell Clinic, we are experts in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system and sports medicine. With the aim of providing comprehensive care to our patients, we have different medical specialties. Schedule an appointment at Physiowell today. Feel free to call us at +971 (4) 269 2121 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physiowell is considered among the top physiotherapy, chiropractic, and osteopathy centers in the UAE, and that is proven by the patient reviews who have been previously suffering pain and discomfort before healing through our treatment programs.