Physiotherapy for ankylosing spondylitis
Physiotherapy for ankylosing spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing Spondylitis, AS, is a long term type of arthritis causing pain and inflammation, affecting mainly the spine and sacroiliac joint. It also lead to stiffness of the spine as the bones join together.

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis

The cause of Ankylosing Spondylitis is not clear, mostly due to genetics.

Commonly seen in males than females, begins at age 20-40.

Signs and Symptoms of  Ankylosing Spondylitis

Symptoms of  Ankylosing Spondylitis can vary from mild to severe, and usually flare up inflammation time to time.

– Back pain

– Lower back stiffness, especially at night or morning or period of inactivity

– Other joints painful and stiffness:  hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders

– Better with movement or exercises

– Fatigue and Tiredness

Other symptoms:

– Weight loss

– Loss of appetite

– Inflammation of the eyes

– Numbness

– In severe cases, back deformity – stoop (bending over) posture

Physiotherapy Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis

At Physioclinic, our physiotherapy goal is to ease pain and stiffness, to keep your spine as flexible and strong as possible, and to limit the extent of any back deformity.

Physiotherapy Treatments may include:

– Pain relief treatment

– Flexibility Exercises

– Clinical Pilates

– Postural Training and strengthening

– Aqua Therapy

– Lifestyle modifications

Get treated for Ankylosing Spondylitis by our physiotherapist. Call/ SMS 9639 0509 or EMAIL US