Arthritis clinic

Arthritis is a common condition that can affect anyone and can impact the activities you love doing. We see many types of conditions in clinic, like inflammatory arthritis like Rheumatoid to Osteoarthritis (OA).

Osteoarthritis Arthritis (OA) is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff, due to changes within the cartilage in the joints.

Typically OA will present with stiffness in the morning or after rest, it can feel like an ache and moving can reduce the pain. You may also see some changes to the joint or extra hard bits on the area, these are called osteophytes.

How we treat in clinic

We will help educate you on the facts and fiction around OA and help you manage your activity levels. Manage is a key word as we can’t cure OA, but we can help support you to manage it.

Treatments include:

  • footwear advice
  • insoles (orthoses)
  • strengthening exercises with our rehabilitation programme

There is lots of evidence that shows the benefits of strength training to help reduce OA pain and we can do this by helping you develop a personalised and effective treatment plan.

Our results

We audit all our data at NK Active so we can consistently improve our service and make sure we are helping you achieve your goals.

We know that 72% of people are doing more sport and activities compared to when they first come to see us, 6 months after they have finished treatment.

Arthritis Facts

  • Commonly effects people over the age of 40
  • Severity of arthritis doesn’t correlate to pain
  • Knee OA is the common joint effected
  • 1 in 5 people in the UK have OA
  • The big toe joint is the most common area in the foot effected
  • OA is not caused by “wear and tear” and  exercise does not make it worse, actually one of the most important things to do with OA is to keep active and keep moving

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