Arthritis Pain Relief
If you ever wake up with achy, stiff, tight joints in the morning that noticeably loosen up as the day goes on, you are not alone. Like many of Americans, you may be experiencing symptoms of arthritis.
Arthritis refers to the inflammation of the joints and can affect ANY joint, even the neck, shoulders, and back. Symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in or around the joints. More than half of adults in the USA with arthritis are of working age (18 to 64 years), so don’t think arthritis is only for our older populations. Arthritis can affect anyone.
How Arthritis Affects You
People often find that arthritis limits the type of work they are able to do, or keeps them from working at all. For example, they may experience hip pain from sitting at the computer, or have a hard time climbing stairs or walking from a parking deck to their workplace.
Pain and lack of ability to function as a result of arthritis may also affect participation in recreational activities and hobbies, having an overall effect on socialization and mental health.
Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Arthritis Pain
Physical Therapy treatments will work to strengthen the muscles around the joint areas, as well as manage current pain, which can improve function and reduce joint stress. Stronger muscles equal well supported joints resulting in less pain and improved mobility.
We also have various modalities to treat pain, such as cold laser and ultrasound therapy, to help reduce the pain caused by inflammation, and help reduce the amount of pain medication need daily.
Get Back To Doing The Things You Love
Physical Therapy for arthritis helps ease symptoms and enhance your movement quality, making it easier to perform everyday movements. Our dedicated physical therapists are well equipped to help you find relief from debilitating symptoms of arthritis.
Contact Phoenix Physical Therapy and Wellness today to get help managing your arthritis symptoms.