Do you have arthritis that is causing you pain and limitation? Physical therapy is an effective treatment option to help you manage your arthritis symptoms.
There are different types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis. This is a condition caused by “wear and tear” of the cartilage. The breakdown of cartilage in your joint can lead to pain, swelling and problems with moving the joint. Other types of arthritis or joint diseases include: Rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, Sjogren’s syndrome and scleroderma, just to name a few.
Physical therapy helps to improve range of motion, strength, and function while minimizing pain, swelling and inflammation. Movement is key to helping you manage your arthritis pain.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Pain relieving modalities (hot/cold pack, electrical stimulation, ultrasound)
- Manual therapy
- Trigger point dry needling
- Aquatic/Pool therapy
- Functional activities
- Balance exercises
- Paraffin wax treatments
- Kinesiotape/Sport taping