Wellness Expert Newsletter • Study Proves Results From PT • Exercise Essentials • Patient Results • Have You Met Your Deductible?
If you suffer from back, knee or hip pain, then you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. Although it occurs in people of all ages, osteoarthritis is most common in people older than 65. In osteoarthritis, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and themuscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Call us today to learn more about our Back, Hip and Knee Program and say good-bye to that aching back, hip and knee.
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