How can Physiotherapy provide relief in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

How can Physiotherapy provide relief in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in your joints. The main symptoms are joint pain and swelling. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder which occurs when your own body tissues mistakenly attack your immune system. Rheumatoid Arthritis causes inflammation in the synovium (covering of the joint which produces a small amount of synovial fluid that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joint). This results in red and swollen joints that produce extra fluid and pain. The inflammation is caused by a build-up of fluid and cells in the synovium.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis –

Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms varies from person to person. It generally starts slowly and the symptoms tend to come and go. However, below are some common symptoms:

  • Swollen and tender joints (includes fingers and wrist)
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss
  • Limping
  • Joint deformity
  • Polyarthritis

Moreover, rheumatoid arthritis when left untreated can also affect body parts like eyes, lungs, skin, kidneys, heart, salivary glands, nerve tissues, bone marrow and blood vessels.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis –

As mentioned earlier, the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis varies from one person to the other. Therefore, its diagnosis requires several tests for its confirmation. Generally, the doctor will firstly do a physical test in which they observe the redness and swelling. They will also test the muscle and reflex strength. Secondly, a blood test will be prescribed to check the level of substances that might confirm its existence. Furthermore, some imaging test can be done. For instance, Ultrasonography, MRI and X-Rays are done to check the damage occurred to the joints. Consequently, out of every treatment, doctors usually recommend the patient to go for Physiotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

manual technique used during Physiotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

How Physiotherapy can help?

Till date, doctors have been unable to find any permanent cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, there are several treatments that help the patients manage their pain and control inflammatory response. For instance, these can be change in diet, medications and Physiotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Among all these options, Physiotherapy is however considered to be the best effective treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. A physiotherapist not only effectively provides relief but also treat the patient and guide them regarding the joint protection strategies.

A Physiotherapist treats the patient to increase their lost functional capacity and offer them relief from pain. They encourage the patients to exercise regularly in order to maintain the mobility. As a result they bring improvement in the flexibility and strength of the joints. In addition to these, the physiotherapist might also offer some additional therapies or treatments for quick results.


Indo Global Physiotherapy provides the best experienced and certified physiotherapists, all over Delhi NCR. With our effective treatments and excellent facilities, we have achieved a strong reputation in the health sector today. We have Physiotherapists with special interests in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Each of them hold expertise in their field of treatments and are certified to treat our honourable patients. Our Physiotherapists provides Physiotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis at clinic and in-home sessions are also available. The treatments are available at an affordable price. Our physiotherapists also provide additional therapies to accelerate the patient’s healing. In addition to the physiotherapy, we provide

Some treatments like:
  • Heat and Cold therapy (to bring relief in swelling and pain in joints)
  • Dry Needling therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Fatigue Management
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manual techniques
  • Therapeutic exercises

Due to our wide range of advanced and latest facilities have built a trust among the patients. Our services are available 24*7. Furthermore, one of us is always available to answer your call. Meanwhile, you can visit our website for more information. Contact us at 0124-4197463 or 9711631785 to book an appointment at your home now!