Raincoat or sunglasses? Umbrella or sun hat? Who knows?! The notoriously changeable Irish weather makes a forecaster’s job almost impossible. The forecast on your phone tells you to get the sunglasses out; your granny says her knees tell her the bad weather is on its way. Who do you trust? Is this an old wives tale or should you get Granny a regular spot on RTE after the Six’ One News?
According to Arthritis Ireland, there are nearly 915,000 adults and 1150 children living with the condition, which makes it our countries single biggest disability today. We all know the importance of exercise but many people with arthritis may find it difficult to carry out an exercise due to pain.
You may think arthritis and exercise do not go hand in hand, however this is definitely not the case. It was believed for many years that if an individual had arthritis they should not attempt exercise as it could further damage joints. Today, research shows that exercise is an essential tool in the management of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis in younger patients is a source of discomfort and misery, often due to the fact that it prevents and hinders an otherwise healthy individual taking part in activities they might usually enjoy.
Physiotherapy treatment has a large part to play in the overall management of all types of arthritis, including Rheumatoid, Juvenile, psoriatic etc. New research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is focusing on the importance of ultrasound to assist in managing the condition…