There are different types of arthritis, the most common being Osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative process, and is more common in older people, but can affect all ages. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint. There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, but the symptoms can be managed, and many people are able to continue their usual activities with the right support.
One of the best ways to manage symptoms of arthritis is through the appropriate exercises. Vibeke is a physiotherapist with a lot of experience in treating people with osteoarthritis. She will use massage, stretching and sometime acupuncture to help relieve your symptoms, and you will be given an individual exercise program to help you manage the symptoms long term. It should not be necessary to keep repeating the treatment, but many people find it useful to top up the relaxation that massage can promote, and regular treatments can be helpful to improve relaxation and improve sleep.