Physiotherapy & Arthritis In The Winter

By 5th February 2016Advice

We’ve been enduring stormy weather in the UK over the last couple of weeks and it’s certainly quite chilly out there, which means that those of you who do suffer from arthritis may have been experiencing even more joint and muscle pain than before.

Luckily, there is a lot you can do to help alleviate the symptoms and going to see a Hampton physiotherapy expert could do an awful lot to make you feel more comfortable in your body during the colder months.

You’ll find in fact that physiotherapy is a very important treatment for the majority of people living with arthritis. By going to see a qualified physiotherapist, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. They know best how to assess movement properly and will show you how you can go about protecting your joints properly.

It’s possible that your physiotherapist will come with some exercises for you to do at home that will help you get the mobility back in your joints, as well as giving you more general advice on how you can increase your level of activity while avoiding any injuries that may occur as a result.

They may also suggest that you start using ice or heat packs to help reduce any pain you may be feeling. Massage, acupuncture and taping can also help to reduce your pain, so perhaps ask your physiotherapist about these if you can.

When the weather is damp or cold, you’ll feel it in your joints more, but you can avoid succumbing to stiffness and aches and pains if you see a good hypnotherapist today.