Studies consistently show that the best way to treat hip & knee arthritis is with exercise.
If you want improvements in function and reductions in pain you need to exercise.
But not just any exercise.
To treat hip & knee arthritis effectively you need to do the right exercises.
- Aerobic Exercises
- Strength Exercises
- Range-of-Motion Exercises
- Weight-Loss Exercise (if overweight)
With our busy lives, and access to commercial gyms currently limited it can be a challenge to get the right combo of your much needed exercises.
We’ve got you covered!
We have heaps of great options for you to treat your hip & knee arthritis
- Online Telehealth Physiotherapy
- Online Knee Arthritis Program
- In Clinic Physiotherapy
- Pride.Fix Hip & Knee Arthritis Guide
And for those needing weight-loss as well as exercise for hip & knee arthritis
In our Pride.Fix guide you will learn different exercises and drills to treat hip & knee arthritis.
What’s In The Guide?
In the guide you will find simple to follow instructions strategies and exercises to treat hip & knee arthritis.
It might come as a surprise to a few to learn that exercises are the first line recommendation for treatment of arthritis.
A common complaint of people with osteoarthritis is pain during exercise. It is OK for you to experience mild discomfort that goes away. When there is severe pain that lingers on, that is due to poor exercise selection.
Not all exercises are the same and the severity of osteoarthritis varies between us all. People with severe osteoarthritis or sensitive joints might be intolerant to high forces associated with some exercises.
Exercise selection can be classified into increasing levels of loading: non-weight bearing, partial-weight bearing and weight-bearing.
The key principle is to maximise loading to the point to which you are able to tolerate comfortably.
Remember joints love loading.
BUT before you start here’s 2 quick tips for you:
- For highly sensitive joints: Start with non-weight bearing exercises
- For those joints tolerating loading well: Increase from weight-bearing to extra external loaded exercises, as well as the speed of movement.
Check out the guide, visit us in clinic or jump online for a free initial telehealth session.
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The guide produced by our physiotherapists is made up of years of clinical experience, staying true to the evidence, and a passion for helping people.
It’s meant to be read and to be shared.
Considering that knee arthritis is one of the most common reasons for surgery in Australia, chances are you or someone you know is struggling with it right now.
For them, please, share it along.
What else can we treat at home?
It’s not just hip & knee arthritis that can be treated effectively at home.