Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions usually caused by inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints or muscles. Some rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis are the result of "wear and tear" to the joints. Other rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, happen when the immune system goes into over drive and the immune system attacks the linings of joints, causing joint pain, swelling, and destruction. Almost any joint can be affected in rheumatic disease. Some of the symptoms that you may find include: joint pain, swelling, joint may be warm to touch, joint stiffness, muscle weakness, pain, difficulty with mobilising and day to day function.
At London Home Physio, our physiotherapists carry out an extensive initial assessment which will look at your joint(s) that are affected, your range of movement and muscle strength. If you have problems with your mobility, we will have a look at how we can help you. You may need balance exercises or simply different walking aids. If you need a home environmental assessment, we can do this for you. Small modifications such as raising your furniture, your toilet seat or having a grab rail in place might make all the difference to help improve your quality of life.
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