Physical Therapy helps with Arthritis

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Arthritis is a common ailment that can be painful and debilitating. It affects people of all ages, but is more frequent among older adults. The best thing for arthritis can sometimes be to just get up and move. That is easier said than done when you have joint pain.

Physical therapy can help with all types of arthritis treatments in order to improve mobility and reduce pain. With restored joints and improved range of motion, people are often able to participate in physical activity with reduced arthritis symptoms, thereby continuing the process of increased activity.

Arthritis is joint inflammation causing joint pain. Arthritis can decrease range of motion, often resulting in decreased activity. Arthritis is often labeled based on the diagnosis of the specific symptoms.

Osteoarthritis causes wear and tear on joints. Physical therapy helps patients regain range of motion while protecting the arthritic joints.

Degenerative arthritis causes damage to cartilage. Bones can rub against bones with weakened cartilage, resulting in pain. Physical therapy can protect joints from further damage and reduce joint pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the joints with pain and stiffness. Physical therapy-specific exercises help with swelling and reduce stiffness. Physical therapy will also provide a way to protect further breakdown of the joints.

Fibromyalgia is characterized with pain, fatigue and stiffness. With these combined symptoms, physical activity can be difficult. Physical therapy helps reduce joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue symptoms and overall stiffness to improve mobility and increase strength.

No matter one’s arthritis diagnosis, physical therapy can help and is recognized as the best natural treatment for arthritis! By strengthening weakened joints and reducing stiffness, patients are able to regain motion and movement, ultimately resulting in reduced pain, increased physical activity and a better quality of life.

For information on how Peak Physical Therapy can specifically help your arthritic pain, please call 918-876-3898 to schedule an appointment.

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