Arthritis is a debilitating and life limiting condition that affects over 10 million people living in the UK. Arthritis is really a catch all term that actually covers over 200 different rheumatic diseases of which the most common that you may have heard about is rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, both of which are more commonly seen in the older generation.
Many people suffer in silence but there are a number of treatments that can be used after a diagnosis has been made to determine your particular condition. There are different treatments that you may be offered or that you may decide to try yourself. A doctor may recommend a course of medication such as painkillers (analgesics), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, steroids or Anti-TNFs.
As there are many different types of arthritis and people react differently to treatment it can take a while to find the combination that works for you. Unfortunately with arthritis care there are many cases where people end up being stuck in a spiral of ever increasing doses of painkillers. Although nowhere near a satisfactory situation many practitioners are unable for whatever reason to provide a better prognosis.
Physiotherapy has for many years been prescribed as a treatment in certain situations as has surgery, podiatry, occupational therapy and complementary therapies. With any condition it can be difficult to find the right balance of treatments but with such a chronic condition it is in your interest to pursue every possible solution rather than sticking with the status quo or accepting an ever deteriorating downward spiral.
A relatively new treatment Ann has been pioneering in the UK with great success is MBST. Still relatively unknown in the UK (introduced in 2007) this technology has been widely used in Germany and many other European countries and other places around the world.
To date (since July 2007) Ann has successfully treated hundreds of private patients with conditions ranging from arthritis to osteoarthritis over many years with MBST which is short for magnetic resonance therapy. It should however not be confused with magnetic therapy and pulse magnetic resonance as MBST is based on MRI technology which is very safe and has no harmful side effects.
Whilst MBST is not effective for every arthritic condition following a consultation with Ann she will be able to recommend the most effective method of treatment. If MBST is suggested it is usually alongside traditional physiotherapy. You can read more about MBST therapy or contact Ann (details at the top of this page) or more informally via the contact form on the right.