Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain that often occurs in conjunction with fatigue and local tenderness. This condition is diagnosed by a rheumatologist. Individuals with fibromyalgia may be aggravated by temperature, stress, or noise. Physiotherapy management consists of cardiovascular training, pain management modalities, and education on sleep hygiene and energy conservation.
Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilage of the joint is degenerated. Individuals with osteoarthritis may experience swelling or pain in the joint, morning stiffness, weakness in the muscles surrounding the joint and impaired function. The most common joints affected by osteoarthritis are the hip and knee. Physiotherapy is effective in managing these […]
A sprain is damage to a ligament, while strain is damage to a tendon. Sprains and strains are categorized in three ways: grade 1 minimal tear, grade 2 partial tear and grade 3 full tear. Common strains include hamstring, gastrocneimus and back.
Sprains are common in the knee, wrist and ankle. Physiotherapy management will […]