Arthritis manifests in various forms - Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis amongst others. In all of these conditions, degeneration and inflammation of the bones, cartilage, ligament and muscle around the knee joints severely limits your movement.
Physical therapy can help manage Arthritis of the knee depending on the severity or the stage of the condition. With severe Osteoarthritis, surgery may be required. However, your physical therapist is trained to recognize when a referral to an orthopedic surgeon is needed. Not to mention that physical therapy prior to surgery can definitely aid in your recovery after surgery. At Maya Physical Therapy, we take great care in assessing the extent to which your arthritis has affected your knee. Specially designed exercise program customised to your musculoskeletal structure is prescribed so that your Arthritis is managed with minimal strain on your knee.