Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that mainly occurs in the knees and hips. It is a chronic condition in which the cartilage in the knee or hip continues to break down, leading to pain, stiffness and limited range of motion.
Many people think that hip or knee osteoarthritis only occurs in older people, but that is not the case. While it is true that the risk of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee increases as we age, it can also occur in younger people as a result of an accident or illness.
One of the most important ways to manage knee osteoarthritis is to practice regular physical therapy exercises aimed at strengthening the knees and hips. This can help reduce stress on the knees or hips and improve range of motion. It is also important to adopt healthy habits, such as eating a healthy diet and limiting the use of tobacco and alcohol.
Different treatments are available for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, depending on the severity of the condition. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and improve the mobility of the hip or knee joint through exercises and techniques to strengthen the muscles around the joint. These exercises can also help reduce the risk of falls, which is important because osteoarthritis in the hip or knee is often associated with impaired balance.
In addition, physical therapy can also help develop an exercise program tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This can ensure that the patient is able to continue to exercise in a safe and effective manner, which in turn can help improve quality of life.
At Fysi in Tilburg we specialize in this type of treatment. Our goal is to ensure that you experience less pain through a tailor-made trajectory. We are happy to help you! Contact us or schedule an appointment online.