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Welcome to The Cape Hand Clinic - Inflammatory Conditions / Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis

At our physiotherapy clinic in Cape Town, we specialize in the treatment of Inflammatory Conditions, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists is experienced in managing these conditions, helping individuals alleviate pain, improve joint function, and enhance their overall quality of life. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient, focusing on reducing inflammation, managing symptoms, and improving mobility.

Understanding Inflammatory Conditions Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis

Inflammatory Conditions, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis are common musculoskeletal conditions that affect the joints, causing pain, stiffness, swelling, and functional limitations. These conditions can have a significant impact on daily life, making it challenging to perform routine tasks or engage in activities that were once enjoyed.

  1. Inflammatory Conditions: These include conditions such as bursitis, tendinitis, and synovitis, characterized by inflammation of the joints or surrounding structures due to injury, overuse, or underlying medical conditions.

  2. Osteoarthritis: Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis occurs due to the breakdown of cartilage in the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced joint function. It is commonly associated with aging, wear and tear, or joint injuries.

  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints, resulting in pain, swelling, joint deformities, and systemic symptoms. It can affect multiple joints throughout the body.

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Our Approach to Inflammatory Conditions, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

At our clinic, we take a holistic and multidimensional approach to the treatment of Inflammatory Conditions, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Our physiotherapists will conduct a comprehensive assessment, considering your medical history, symptoms, functional limitations, and specific diagnosis. Based on this evaluation, we will develop an individualized treatment plan that may include:

  1. Pain and Inflammation Management: We utilize various techniques, such as manual therapy, modalities (such as heat or cold therapy), and gentle mobilization exercises, to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function.

  2. Joint Protection and Range of Motion Exercises: We will guide you through exercises and techniques to preserve joint integrity, maintain range of motion, and prevent joint stiffness. These exercises will be tailored to your specific condition and abilities.

  3. Strengthening and Stability Exercises: We will design a progressive strengthening program to target the muscles around the affected joints, promoting stability, joint support, and improved functional capacity.

  4. Education and Self-Management Strategies: We will provide guidance on pain management techniques, energy conservation, joint protection, ergonomic modifications, and self-care strategies to empower you to manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

  5. Assistive Devices and Orthotics: When appropriate, we may recommend the use of assistive devices, such as braces, splints, or orthotics, to provide support, reduce pain, and improve joint alignment.

Collaborative Care and Progress Monitoring

We believe in a collaborative approach to your care. Our physiotherapists work closely with rheumatologists, orthopedic specialists, and other healthcare professionals to ensure a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan. Throughout your treatment, we will closely monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and provide ongoing support to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.

Improve Joint Health and Quality of Life

If you’re dealing with Inflammatory Conditions, Osteoarthritis, or Rheumatoid Arthritis, our specialized treatment approach can help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your personalized treatment plan.

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"Each of our clients is unique and their treatment needs may differ. That's why we take an individual approach to understanding the specific needs and goals of each of our clients. We customize treatment plans to suit our clients' needs.."

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Bussiness Hours

Monday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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