Physical Therapy can Help You Manage Your Arthritis Symptoms

Physical Therapy can help reduce your arthritis symptoms
Arthritis is simply inflammation of the joints. It is a term used to describe more than 100 conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis is quite common, affecting millions of adults in the U.S.

Most types of arthritis cause pain and stiffness in and around the affected joints. Specific symptoms will vary depending on the type of arthritis.


So, what are some types of arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.  Osteoarthritis develops due to general wear and tear your body endures throughout your life. It occurs most often in the hands, hips, knees. Symptoms usually develop slowly, and gradually get worse over time. In severe cases osteoarthritis can be disabling, preventing those suffering from taking part in daily tasks.


Rheumatoid arthritis is another form of arthritis. It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease, causing pain and inflammation in the affected area. Rheumatoid arthritis usually attacks many joints at once. Tissue damage from RA can lead to long-lasting chronic pain, unsteadiness, and even deformity. The exact cause of RA is unknown.


Gout is another common form of arthritis.  It usually affects one joint at a time. Gout most often affects the lower extremities, especially the toes, ankles, and knees. Gout is caused by hyperglycemia, where there is too much glucose in the blood. Gout can affect many aspects of daily life. When there is a flare-up, pain can be intense, often including swelling and redness in the affected area. 


Although it is less common, arthritis can occur in children. This is referred to as juvenile arthritis. Childhood arthritis can cause permanent physical damage to the joints. The child may experience joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and fatigue. 


How do you treat it?

While treatment will vary depending on the type of arthritis and the specific symptoms the patient is experiencing, physical therapy is often recommended as a noninvasive treatment. Physical therapy can help you manage your arthritis symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.  Your therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and the symptoms you are experiencing. Some treatments they may offer are, a tailored exercise program to increase strength and mobility, teaching you proper body mechanics, helping you with your posture. For the best outcome, physical therapy should be started as early as possible.

If you are looking for a good physical therapist to help you manage your arthritis, Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy has the team for you.  Our expert team of therapist have helped many to gain control of their arthritis.  To find out we can help you, give us a call and schedule a consultation today!

 
 

At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!
Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy (Home Care): 516-829-0030

 

 

 

source:
https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/faqs.htm
https://www.reddycare.net/services/arthritis
 
 
 
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