What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is an autoimmune condition resulting in inflammation within a joint. This can damage the joint as well as the tendons and ligaments surrounding the joint. It causes swelling, pain, stiffness and reduced range of movement.

There are different types of arthritis:

  • Inflammatory
  • Degenerative
  • Infectious
  • Metabolic

Other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis also include:

  • Tiredness
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Flu-like symptoms.

At Jonathan Clark, we provide physiotherapy to help maintain or improve your range of movement. We offer tailored exercise programmes to help strengthen and stabilise specific joints, as well as other interventions such as massage to provide pain relief. Our therapists will also provide you with advice and education regarding pain relief and suitable activities such as swimming. Our ultimate aim is to enable self management and help you to achieve a comfortable and active lifestyle.