At MedAmerica Rehab Physical Therapy & Chiropractic, we specialize in the effective treatment of symptoms that arise as a result of arthritis. Joint pain can often be debilitating, and medications can only do so much. Incorporating a proper physical therapy regimen can help to alleviate pain and stiffness in the joints and allow you to become more active and mobile.
- While there may not be a cure to arthritis, physical therapy and occupational therapy have been proven to help with the symptoms of arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is no known cure for most types of arthritis, though there are many treatment methods that can help prevent the severity of pain that is associated with arthritis.
Treatment methods for arthritis
- Physical Therapy
- Exercise Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Pain and Anti-Inflammation Medications
There are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common forms being osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. The causes of arthritis are still somewhat of a mystery, though those who are overweight and/or smoke are more likely to suffer from arthritis. If you are suffering from chronic joint pain, joint stiffness or joint swelling, you should speak with your doctor and ask them if physical therapy can help.
How can physical therapy help with arthritis?
At MedAmerica Rehab, we use physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic to help those suffering from arthritis. After consulting with your primary care physician, they will likely prescribe some over the counter pain medication and suggest you schedule an appointment at a physical therapy clinic immediately. That’s where we come in!
Our physical therapists use state of the art tools along with a variety of stretches and exercises to help alleviate the swelling and pain associated with arthritis. We will also provide you with the knowledge you need to prevent further joint damage. This includes at-home exercises that will slow or eliminate the progression of arthritis while controlling symptoms like pain and stiffness.
Contact us at MedAmerica today to book an appointment to consult with our physical therapists and chiropractors. We have a team of highly skilled specialists who work together to help regain the joy of living without pain.