AgeWell: Relieving Low Back Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain

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therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8weeks, patientswere able towalk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group stillwere doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20%with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at AgeWell Physical Therapy to learn more about ourArthritis Programsowe canmake a positive difference in your life.

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The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longerfunctions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and themuscles that support the joint becomeweak.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 at Walker Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) ora pill that actuallydid nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressivewith the patients who had hands-on physical

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