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Joint Pain Physiotherapy
A joint refers to
the meeting point between two bones, together with their co-joining soft tissues
such as ligaments and tendons which
- support the joint structure and
- supports its
movement over space
pain refers to pain that occurs within the join and it may happen due to
- injury or trauma (acute or repetitive strain)
- allergic reaction to medication
- post activities and exercises
- cold weather and
- after being in a position for too long (e.g. getting up
after sitting down for a couple of hours).
There is an unfortunate cycle, as most people tend to decrease or avoid movement when their joints are aching and painful (this is normal) and preferring to rest instead until their joint pain decreases or goes away (normal too).
However, that'd depends on the diagnosis - if it's truly caused by an injury that requires total/restricted movements, such as in the cases of fractures, then ok, patient needs to not move. But, if it's not indicated to stop moving and patients decide to move less and rest more, that will cause/start a vicious cycle:
- decrease movement/load/activity leads to weakened joints, bones and muscles
- which in turn, bruises and tires easily, hence patients may want to rest more and move less
- and again this further aggravates point #1, and so on and so forth
Actually, appropriate and regular
exercise programs does and will help to
- decrease joint stiffness and joint pains
- increase flexibility
- increase strength
- increase endurance
- improve sleep quality
- builds bone strength and cartilage health for your joints
joint pain physiotherapy
Most medical professionals will prescribe painkillers and muscle relaxants to patients with joint pain to provide quick relief. If you decide to see a doctor for your joint pain, do also ask them for a physiotherapy referral form to see one of our senior physiotherapists to treat your joint pain too.
The thing is, painkillers can help mask or dull the joint pain for a while, to help you get back to work or to your responsibilities, but it just stops there. It doesn't treat the joint pain at its core, and that may cause the pain to be unresolved and to keep affecting your life.
Most of us don't want to be reliant on painkillers and medication at all, so getting your joint pain sorted out will be more important for the long term.
What our senior physiotherapists and hand therapists will do is to support the doctors' instructions and advice, and sessions may include:
Our senior physiotherapists may recommend you to do regular deep tissue release massage therapy to ensure your muscles are in optimal length and strengths, as well as help decrease muscle tightness that creates unnecessary joint tightness as secondary condition.
Phoenix Singapore physio clinics can help to tailor a joint pain and exercise program
to suit your need, taking into consideration your current fitness and
strength level, and gradually building up your strength, stamina,
stability for a better and healthier quality of life.
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on
- core stability
- flexibility and
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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