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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 1 in 10 Canadian adults, especially those over 40. Although it’s often thought of as a degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is actually a normal part of the aging process.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between our joints begins to break down, causing pain and inflammation in the affected joints. Osteoarthritis typically affects the hands, knees, hips, feet and back.
Although there is no known cure for osteoarthritis, there are many effective treatments to reduce pain, improve mobility and keep your joints as healthy as possible.
How Physiomed Can Help
Our team of healthcare professionals will work together to help you manage your osteoarthritis, using a combination of treatments including physiotherapy treatments and prescribed exercise programs, delivered by trained healthcare specialists with extensive knowledge in treating osteoarthritis. We’ll work with you on strengthening exercises to increase your muscle tone and protect your joints, stretching exercises to promote flexibility around your joints, and range-of-motion exercises to keep your joints moving and reduce or prevent stiffness.