Osteoarthritis and joint pain: degenerative disease of joints resulting from wear of the articular cartilage, which may lead to secondary changes in the underlying bone. It can be primary or it can occur secondarily to abnormal loading to the joint or damage to the cartilage from inflammation or trauma. The joints are painful and stiff with restricted movement.
Physiotherapy can help reduce the swelling with electrotherapy. Gentle movements and stretching exercises will help regain mobility and strength and reduce further damages. The physiotherapist will be able to advise the patient about ways to avoid joint overload and suggest the right kind of joint support when needed.