What can a physio do?
Specific exercises that retrain muscles around the knee and hip can help offload the joint surfaces and lubricate the joint with synovial fluid ( our own natural lubricant).
The common thing I hear in clinic is “I can’t do the stairs. I haven’t been able to go up one after the other for 6 months.” Many people are surprised that after one short session we can help people reprogram the correct muscle pattern to help people
Soft tissue mobilisations
Soft tissue mobilisations can help ease areas that may have become tight and sore where they have been compensating. Common areas to be sore are in the calf, hamstring or back.
Joint mobilisations help to ease pain by gently stretching the surrounding soft tissue and the joint capsule which tightens during arthritic change.
This can help relieve pain and ease muscle tightness.
Taping is sometimes used for proprioception to
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