As a physiotherapist, there are several interventions that can be used in the clinic to help a patient with arthritic knee pain.
In-Clinic Interventions to Treat Symptoms of Knee Arthritis
- Manual Therapy: This can include joint mobilization, massage, and stretching to help improve range of motion of the knees and reduce arthritis pain.
- Exercise Therapy: A physiotherapist can design a tailored exercise program to help improve muscle strength and joint function, reduce arthritis pain, and increase range of motion of the knees.
- Taping or Bracing: The use of taping or bracing can help offload the knee joint, reduce arthritis pain and improve stability.
- Electrotherapy: The use of electrical stimulation, such as TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), can help reduce arthritis pain and improve muscle function.
- Education and advice: A physiotherapist can provide advice and education on joint protection techniques, such as using assistive devices, and lifestyle modifications, such as weight management, to help reduce stress on the knee joint.
By incorporating these interventions into a comprehensive treatment plan, a physiotherapist can help a patient with arthritic knee pain improve their joint function, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life. We have locations in both Nanaimo and Parksville and a team of experienced physiotherapists who are available to assist you in managing your pain and improving your overall quality of life. Contact us today or book an appointment using our convenient online booking system.