and physiotherapy play an important role in the
overall rehabilitation of the patient suffering
from arthritis. Physiotherapy includes exercises,
traction, heat therapy, shortwave diathermy, ultrasound
timings of exercise in the natural history of
arthritis is very important. In the acute stage
joints need rest, but once the swelling begin
to subside the joints need to be exercised through
their normal range of movement. Exercise to begin
with, should be supervised by the physiotherapist,
but later can be easily performed by the patient.
who maintain proper body weight and exercise regularly
rarely suffer from severe forms of degenerative
arthritis. However, despite exercise and sometimes
yoga too, chronic arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis,
can manifest in a genetically predisposed individual.
But exercise continues to be an important step
in the long term management.