Arthritis Pain Relief
Massage Therapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals seeking arthritis pain relief. For many people affected by arthritis, early detection and diagnosis by a physician, in addition to a comprehensive treatment plan, can help to decrease the symptoms of arthritis. Your treatment will focus on reducing pain and inflammation, improving range of motion and relieving muscle tension. We can also provide you with exercises and home-care advice to help you manage your pain at home.
According to The Arthritis Society of Canada, over four million Canadians suffer from some form of this condition. The term “Arthritis” consists of over 100 different conditions. To keep things simple we divide arthritis into two general types – Degenerative and Inflammatory.
Degenerative Arthritis: Degenerative Arthritis occurs when our joint cartilage slowly breaks down over time due to general wear and tear, postural dysfunction, as well as aging. The most common type of degenerative arthritis is called Osteoarthritis (OA for short).
Inflammatory Arthritis: Inflammatory Arthritis is caused by the inflammation of the lining of our joints. The most common type of Inflammatory Arthritis is called Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA for short). RA is a chronic, autoimmune disease causing patients to experience swelling, pain and heat in the affected joints.