People with Rheumatoid Arthritis suffer from painful, swollen and stiff joints as a result of the immune system attacking the body rather than defending it. This causes inflammation of the lining of the joints and tendons of the muscles. Stiffness upon waking in the morning is very common and the muscles around the joints can often become weak making daily activities very difficult to do.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hand
There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis but you can manage the condition through a variety of treatment methods including physiotherapy. A physiotherapist can assess your mobility, muscle strength, joints and posture and set goals with you to improve.
Occupational Therapists can also come to your home and help you regain the ability to carry out your daily activities. They can also advise on how you can modify your home to help to you remain living independently.
If you are suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and would like to book an initial assessment with a physiotherapist, we can come and see you at work or home often within 24 hours. Contact us today on 0207 884 0374 or visit our local Physio Comes To You page.