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Polymyalgia Rheumatica Treatment & Relief In Dublin, Ireland

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Treatment In Dublin, Ireland

Polymyalgia Rheumatica is a condition that can cause pain and stiffness in the shoulders, hips, neck, and other areas of the body.

If you are living with polymyalgia rheumatica, you know just how debilitating it can be. Thankfully, there are treatments available to help manage the condition and improve your quality of life.

Dublin Physical & Chiropractic offers a variety of treatments for polymyalgia rheumatica, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you get relief from your symptoms.

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What Causes It?

The cause of this condition is not well understood. Polymyalgia rheumatica is a common autoimmune condition that causes inflammation and pain in the muscles and joints.

The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown, but it is thought to be related to genetics and environmental factors. There is one specific variation of a gene that has been found in 67% of people with polymyalgia rheumatica, the HLA-DRB1*4 allele.

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What Are The Symptoms Of This Form Of Arthritis? 

The symptoms of this condition include pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, hips, arms, and legs as well as weakness and fatigue. Polymyalgia rheumatica can cause fatigue as well as inflammation around tendons and ligaments

How Is It Diagnosed?

Polymyalgia rheumatica is usually diagnosed by a doctor or physical therapist who will review your medical history and perform an examination. A blood test may be done to check for inflammation markers. X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans are not used for diagnosis but may be done to rule out other conditions.

Treatment Of Polymyalgia Rheumatica In Dublin, Ireland

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we combine therapies to reduce symptoms and build to strength and resilience, and a harmonious relationship between the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

We combine physical therapy and chiropractic techniques to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

If you are looking for a clinic who will work with you to manage your Polymyalgia Rheumatica, contact us today.

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We could be referred to a physical therapy practice a recent diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica, and there is currently no research to support physical therapy for the treatment or management of polymyalgia rheumatica.

However; physical therapy can help with symptom management, overall function, and prevent of secondary illness associated with pain and lack of activity.

There is still a lot we can do to help people with this condition:

  • Exercise therapy.
  • Instrinsic Core Strengthening.
  • Stretching.
  • Massage therapy.
  • Non-surgical Decompression.
  • Laser therapy.

Exercise Therapy 

Exercise therapy is one of the most important treatments for polymyalgia rheumatica. It can help improve strength, flexibility, and overall function.

There are two types of exercise therapy that are often used: aerobic exercises and strength training exercises.

Aerobic exercises are activities that get your heart rate up and include things like walking, jogging, swimming, and biking. Strength training exercises involve using weights or resistance bands to strengthen your muscles.

Both types of exercise therapy can help improve your quality of life and reduce your symptoms.

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Intrinsic Core Strengthening 

Intrinsic core strengthening is a type of exercise therapy that focuses on your abdominal muscles. These are the muscles in your stomach that help you stay upright and support your spine.

Strengthening these muscles can help improve your posture and reduce pain in the neck, shoulders, and back.

Manual Therapy 

Manual therapy involves a physical therapist using their hands to manipulate your joints, muscles, and connective tissues.

It is often used in combination with other types of exercise therapy to reduce pain and improve quality of life for people who suffer from polymyalgia rheumatica.

Stretching For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Stretching can help improve your range of motion and reduce pain.

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Massage therapy involves using a massage therapist to manipulate the soft tissues in your body.

They may use their hands or a device such as an ultrasound machine to do this. It can help relieve stress, tension, and pain.

Non-Surgical Decompression Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Non-surgical decompression is a treatment that uses pressure to help increase the space around your spinal cord. This can help reduce pain and improve function.

Laser Therapy 

Laser therapy is a treatment that uses lasers to help reduce inflammation and pain. It is often used in combination with other types of treatment.

Laser therapy works on a cellular level, increase cellular communication and ATP or energy reproduction, quickening the healing process.

If you are suffering from Polymyalgia Rheumatica, contact Dublin Physical & Chiropractic today for a consultation. We will work with you to find the best treatment plan for you.

We will take a holistic and person-centred approach to management specific limitations and impairments.

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Visit us in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland

Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.

Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.

Book Your Appointment Today 

You can get started today by requesting an appointment online or calling us. No matter how busy life gets, it’s important to take care of yourself so don’t wait another day – let us help you live pain-free!

Call now on (01) 254 4800 or book an appointment online today!


[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537274/

[2] https://www.physio-pedia.com/Polymyalgia_Rheumatica#cite_note-:3-10

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