Arthritis is a debilitating disease for over 50 million Americans. The Centers for Disease Control has shown that 1 in 2 people will have knee arthritis by the time they are 85, and 1 in 4 will develop painful hip arthritis in their life.
The good news is that arthritis pain ca be helped. Often it is not the arthritis itself causing the pain. It can be the inflammation and/or increased tone of the surrounding musculature caused by the nervous system to a perceived threat. Pain can be modified if we can disrupt the nervous system’s sympathetic guarding response by correcting irritating movement patterns and swelling. This is where we come in.
Good physical therapy can change you life, allowing a more active lifestyle without the pain. Although physical therapy cannot take the arthritis away, it can help significantly in managing current symptoms and delay further degeneration.
How can physical therapy help Arthritis?
Improve and restore normal range of motion
Improve muscular strength and endurance
Enhance joint health and proprioception
Correct incorrect functional movement strategies that caused the problem and pain.
Reduce the speed of arthritis’ progression.
While we cannot repair your cartilage, our skilled clinicians can reduce or completely alleviate your pain, swelling and improve your ability to walk, run, bend or reach. Treatment techniques include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and neuromuscular reeducation.