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Knee osteoarthritis

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Knee osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear of the knee, is a condition in which the cartilage, which is the natural cushioning between joints, wears away. This causes the bones of the joints to rub more closely against one another, reducing the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move, and sometimes, the formation of bone spurs.

  • What to expect during the first physiotherapy session?
    In the initial physiotherapy session, the physiotherapist will ask about your pain history, followed by performing a physical examination to determine the problem area before commencing on a treatment program.
  • Do I need a Doctor's referral?
    Physiotherapy are first contact practioners. This means Doctor's referrals are not required for a physiotherapy consultation. We are specialised in diagnosing most musculoskeletal conditions. However, if you need to submit an insurance claim, a Doctor's referral may be needed. Kindly check with your insurance provider.
  • What do I need to bring during the initial physiotherapy session?
    Kindly bring along your identification card. Do bring along your Doctors' referral, scans (x-ray, MRI) reports, if you have visited a Doctor first.
  • How should I dress for a physiotherapy/sports massage session?
    Comfortable clothings! Do come in comfortable clothings that allows us to expose your problem area. For lower limb conditions, do dress in shorts that can be rolled up the thigh. A change of clothing (subject to availability) will be provided if necessary.
  • What are the treatment types at Movinglives Physiotherapy?
    Manual therapy (soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations) and exercise therapy are the main modes of treatment. Heat or Ice therapy may be applied depending on your condition. Movinglives physiotherapy firmly believes in getting you to take part and be in charge of your treatment plan, instead of relying on electrophysical agents (traction, electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, interferrential therapy etc) as they have low evidence that it helps in long term pain management.

Keen to learn how to prevent the early onset of knee osteoarthritis? Or reduce the severity of your knee pain?

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