David Bolwell Physiotherapy Services

Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
  • Pain on weight bearing (if in lower limbs or lower back)
  • Pain on movement (if in upper limbs or neck)
  • Restricted movement of the joint
  • Stiffness, particularly on waking or after rest
  • Swelling around the joint
Secondary symptoms may include muscle spasm and weakness, which can add to your pain. If the arthritis is in the spine, this may cause referred pain in your limbs, or nerve pain such as sciatica.

Osteoarthritis Treatment

If the osteoarthritis is severe then surgical intervention may be required. However, physiotherapy treatment can often reduce pain and other symptoms through graded mobilisation of the joints, soft tissue techniques, and strengthening exercises / stretches.

Maintaining movement and muscle strength will help you to keep the joint healthy and continue as normal with your day-to-day activities.

Many patients also find acupuncture helpful in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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Clinic Opening Times

08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
*Whitchurch open for sports massage only from 08:00 - 12:00
Our Pricing / Rates
Initial Consultation
1/2 hour
Follow-Up Consultations
1/2 hour

What our patients say

“Having suffered with severe back pain I was eventually sent to a consultant who diagnosed arthritis in my facet joint. There was little they could do. I was directed to David Bolwell for which I am eternally grateful. He has treated me with both physiotherapy and acupuncture which have revolutionised my life. I have no hesitation in recommending him and have actually done so with my friends and family. Appointments are always easy to obtain and the treatment is made all the more pleasurable by his pleasant and professional personality.”
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