Bonavista Physical Therapy Calgary Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis


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What is Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint disease that effects quality of life and daily function. It is caused by the inflammation, breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints. It can happen in any joint, but the most common forms are osteoarthritis in the knee and hips. The disease can worsen over time and joint pain can progressively get worse, but treatment can help reduce symptoms.

Signs & Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

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Joint Pain
Pain that is described as a deep ache.
Pain During Use
Pain when the joint is used and subsides when rested.
Stiffness
Stiffness when moving the joint after a long period of rest
Swelling
Swelling in the bones due to excess fluid in the joint.
Cracking Sensation
Cracking sensations in the joints.
Bony Outgrowths
Bony outgrowths under the skin that gradually get bigger over time.

Arthritis Treatment

Exercise therapy has been shown to produce the best pain and functional outcomes for osteoarthritis

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Research shows that movement & exercise is more effective at managing the pain of arthritis than medications & rest. At Bonavista Physical Therapy, we develop individualized programs focused on helping our patients get moving and empowering them to exercise safely. If we see clients early enough, we can even treat them for the stiffness that is present before bony changes start to occur and prolong the life of the joint.

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Physiotherapy for Arthritis Can:

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  • Ease sore, painful and aching joints
  • Increase range of motion (ROM) in stiff joints
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Relieve pain without medication
  • Strengthen muscles around the affected joint
  • Prevent osteoarthritis progression
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Track Your Recovery!

We have some of the fastest recovery times across North America:

Faster than:

96%
of clinics for
hip injuries

99%
of clinics for
knee injuries

97%
of clinics for
foot/ankle injuries

92%
of clinics for
back/lumbar injuries

Over the past 3 years, we’ve compared our stats to 16.9 million assessments and 19,600 clinicians in over 4,200 clinics. Find out more with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO).

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