Joint Restrictions and Adhesions

Joint Restrictions and Adhesions treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Joint Restrictions

The range of motion in the joints dictates human movement.  Motion can be limited due to factors like the joints themselves, by nerves, muscles, and connective tissue surrounding the joint. Causes of stiffness and restriction include nerve entrapment, osteoarthritis, or muscular tightness. When range of motion is reduced, the body is unable to properly function, leading to joint pain and being unable to perform daily tasks. 

With physiotherapy as a part of joint restrictions and adhesions treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore,  it is possible to decrease pain with improving motion of the joint and muscle functioning. After the cause of discomfort has been determined by the physiotherapist, a personalised treatment plan will be designed with various treatments.

Treatments for Joint Restrictions

  • Manual Therapy 

Joint mobilisation for relieving joint restriction

Soft tissue mobilisation for relieving muscle tension

  • Stretching 

  • Active stretches 

  • Active-assistive stretches

  • Passive stretches

  • Strengthening 

Using mechanical / manual resistance, such as weights and springs

  • Nerve Gliding 

This is used where there is nerve entrapment through techniques for gentle nerve gliding

For those who also have osteoarthritis following therapies, too, might be recommended. 

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Aerobic exercises

  • Tai chi


Adhesions can be defined as fibrous bands of scar-like tissue created due to tissue injury inside the body. Adhesions cause organs and tissues to stick together with fibrin playing the part of glue for sealing the injury.

Adhesions generally arise post,

  • Abdominal surgery

  • Inflammatory conditions like appendicitis

  • Pelvic or abdominal infections

  • Radiation

  • Trauma

Physiotherapy Techniques for Adhesions

Techniques used to enable the collagen in scar tissue and fascia to get better aligned for manipulating tissues include,

  • Cupping

  • Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)

  • Myofascial release

  • Skin rolling

In patients with suspected visceral adhesions,

  • Fascial manipulation

  • Over-skin visceral mobilisation

Consult with the best doctors at Mantipal Hospitals to get detailed information related to treatments and procedures. 

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