Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. Most people think arthritis is one disease. But there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis. The most common being, osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is when cartilage wears away and bones start to rub against each other. This causes chronic pain and permanent damage.
Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? That doesn’t mean you have to live with constant pain!
Physical therapy is an effective way to reduce pain. It can help maintain mobility and strengthen your joints. At Choice Pain & Rehabilitation Center, we want to help you live your best life. Even if you suffer from osteoarthritis or another type of arthritis.
If medications have stopped being effective, and you want to try something new, consider physical therapy. Not only can physical therapy reduce your joint pain, but it can help you live a more active life.
Having proper posture means understanding where your body is in space. A concept known as proprioception. Chronic bad posture can place stress on your joints. Which makes arthritis worse. Physical therapists can teach you good posture so you don't put unnecessary stress on your painful, arthritic joints.
Is your arthritis advanced? Then you might use an assistive or self-help device: a walker, splints, or shoe inserts. Physical therapy can make sure you're using your device correctly, so you avoid injury.
At-home treatment options
Physical therapists can show you how to ease your arthritis at home. Whether that's using an ice pack or heating pad. It's important to know how to loosen your stiff joints when you're not in therapy. Our therapists can also make recommendations on ergonomic chairs and cushioned mats. Anything that might help you find relief.
Optimize your range of motion
The point of physical therapy is to get you moving! We want you to do everyday tasks without pain or stiffness. Maybe that’s putting away groceries, getting in and out of your car, or hiking a nearby trail. Our team will create a personalized plan for you. Based on physical exams, medical history, and tests. From there, we use specific treatments to decrease your joint inflammation. So you can get back to doing what you love!
When the muscles around your joints are strong, they can help relieve pressure. Which can make your arthritis less bothersome. Physical therapists perform safe exercises so you can strengthen your muscles.
At Choice Pain & Rehabilitation Center we work to improve your quality of life, so you're not living in pain. Contact us to find out how we can help ease your arthritis pain and get you moving again.