Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis Physiotherapy Treatment

Osteoarthritis can be a rather painful condition that can make enjoying regular activities and mobility difficulties. At Physiotherapy First, we offer osteoarthritis physiotherapy treatments and services in Brampton. Our approach provides options for non-invasive treatment methods to help reduce inflammation, pain, and discomfort.


What Causes Osteoarthritis?

This condition is the result of cartilage between the joints and bones deteriorating from repeated movements. The cartilage acts like a “shock absorber” to help prevent bone-on-bone rubbing. As the cartilage becomes thinner, the joints and bones no longer move as easily. In addition, as the cartilage dissipates, the body can respond with new bone growth to try to compensate. The most common type of new bone growth is bone spurs, which can be equally painful.

Osteoarthritis is typically caused by aging. Genetics can also play a role where people with a family history of the condition could be more likely to develop it themselves. Being overweight or obese is another contributing factor that can lead to osteoarthritis.

What Are Some Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis?

The most common symptom of this condition is pain. The pain can range from a dull ache to extreme discomfort. Other common symptoms could include:

  • Swelling Around the Affected Joints
  • Tenderness in the Affected Area
  • Popping and Cracking of the Bones in the Affected Area
  • Locking of Joints
  • Mobility Issues

How Does Physiotherapy Treatments And Services Help With Osteoarthritis?

The sooner osteoarthritis is diagnosed, the better. While the thinning of the cartilage between the joints cannot be reversed, physiotherapy treatments and services can help slow the advancement of this condition.

At Physiotherapy First, your physiotherapist performs an extensive examination to determine what joints and areas in the body where osteoarthritis is present. From there, they will discuss various forms of treatment options, educate you more about osteoarthritis, and encourage you to participate in the creation of your customized treatment plan.

The objective of physiotherapy to treat osteoarthritis is to help alleviate pain and discomfort while strengthening the muscles and connective tissues around the joints. With regular physiotherapy treatments, many patients notice the frequency, duration, and severity of pain caused by their osteoarthritis decreases.

What Types Of Treatments Could Be Part Of My Treatment Plan?

There can be several different treatments and services used to create your individualized treatment plan as follows:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Orthotics
  • Assistive Devices
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Nutrition Education

Each of the various treatments can help decrease inflammation, reduce pain, and help slow the advance of osteoarthritis.

Why Choose Physiotherapy First?

Physiotherapy First provides access to highly trained and educated physiotherapists in Brampton. Out physiotherapists receive ongoing education and training to ensure you receive the highest quality of care and treatment.

Furthermore, our physiotherapists participate regularly in special certification programs that focus on specific areas of the body where physiotherapy can be used to treat the condition, such as osteoarthritis. Your physiotherapist also encourages you to participate in your treatment plan by listening to your needs and concerns, educating you about your condition, and involving you in the creation of your customized treatment plan.

To learn more about osteoarthritis physiotherapy treatments and services in Brampton, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists, please feel free to contact Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today! We would be happy to discuss your health benefits plan coverage, answer any questions you may have, and help you feel better.