Physiotherapy for swollen joints

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How we can help

Usually occurring when fluid builds up in the soft tissues of our joints, stiffness and swelling can affect any part of the body. Some may experience swelling from a medical condition such as arthritis or gout whilst others may endure it following an injury or joint replacement surgery.

Joint swelling may have a real impact on a person’s mobility and is often uncomfortable.

Our method

To help you manage your joint swelling your physiotherapist will:

  • Assess your range of movement and determine how your joint swelling impacts your daily functioning
  • Examine your mobility and advise on walking aids
  • Prescribe suitable exercises
  • Look to see if your strength, balance, and coordination is impaired and address this accordingly
  • View the furniture in your home and recommend some easy adjustments
  • Advise on any suitable gadgets that may help you with activities around your home
  • Refer you to an Occupational Therapist if required
  • Show you stretches and massage techniques that may help relieve symptoms
  • Give you plenty of advice and guidance as understanding your condition is key to recovery

Our top tips to help your swollen & stiff joints

  • Keep moving
  • Carry out your physiotherapy exercises daily
  • Take anti-inflammatory medications
  • Use ice packs for 20 minutes at a time
  • Have a warm bath or shower if the injury is more chronic
  • Consider placing a hot water bottle near the affected site
  • Compress the joint with a support
  • Elevate your feet if they are affected

Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you

What our clients say

Meet some of our physios

Physiotherapist - Caroline - Home Physio Group


Caroline covers East London & Essex. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, muscular injuries, and care for the elderly

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Jason covers Cambridge. He has a special interest in in respiratory rehab, neurological rehab, elderly rehab, falls prevention & orthopaedics

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physiotherapist, Susan - Home Physio Group


Susan covers Central & South London, Croydon & Surrey. She has a special interest in elderly rehab, orthopaedics, neurology, and paediatric care

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physiotherapist,Katie - Home Physio Group


Katie covers South London & Surrey. She has a broad range of clinical experience in neurology, elderly care and orthopaedics

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Ready to recover?

Call us on 020 7096 0684
You can discuss your requirements with one of our specialist case managers