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Joint Pain Physio in Manchester

Our joints are what form the connection between two bones. Our joints help us move, provide support and essentially carry a lot of our body weight.

Often people complain of joint pain either from injury, disease or general degeneration. When this occurs it can be very painful and debilitating; swelling and pain in your joints can truly affect your quality of life if left untreated.

Joint pain can affect any part of your body – spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, toes.  


Joint Pain Facts

  • The older you get the more joint pain is prominent.
  • Knee pain is the most common joint pain, followed by the shoulder and the hip.
  • Joint pain may go away after a couple weeks or it can be persistent for years and become chronic.
  • Joint pain can affect one or multiple joints at the same time.
  • Joint pain can get worse in winter due to the drop in temperature.



Joint pain can be caused by injury, disease or simply “wear and tear”.

Some causes of joint pain are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout/Pseudogout
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Damage to cartilage
  • Haemarthrosis (bleeding into the joint space)
  • Fractures
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Dislocations/subluxations
  • Spondylitis



  • Pain – joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating.
  • Swelling.
  • Joint becomes warm.
  • Discoloration.
  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion.
  • Popping or clicking.


How can Physiotherapy help joint pain and why choose us?

For any ache or pain Physiotherapy is always a good solution. Not only can they help diagnose what may be causing your joint pains, they can have you fix it and improve your quality of life.

At Total Restore Physiotherapy our therapists have been trained to assess, diagnose and treat all sorts of injuries in all joints of the body. They make sure to provide you with advice and education on your condition and help come up with a treatment plan suited for you and your lifestyle.

Treatment of joint pain may include the following:

  • Education & advice
  • Soft/Deep tissue release
  • Manual therapy

    • Joint mobilization/manipulation
  • Active/Passive movement
  • Acupuncture
  • Tailor-made Home Exercise Program (stretching, strengthening, coordination, balance, etc)
  • Ultrasound/Electrotherapy
  • Taping techniques for pain relief

Self-Help Advice:

  • Stay active: get those joints moving with non-strenuous activity
  • Join a yoga or Pilates class (low impact)
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Nutrition: start a healthy diet to decrease the weight put on your joints
  • STOP smoking
  • Decrease alcohol intake
  • Prepare yourself a warm bath or get some heat packs
  • Ice those swollen joints
  • Add fish oil to your daily intake
  • Medication: aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen
  • Treat yourself to a massage for those horrible aches and pains

Get In Touch

If you are suffering from joint pain, and would like to make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists and get a treatment programme tailored to you, then call us on 0161 8333008