“DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN?” MillionsofAmericanssuffer througharthritispaineveryday, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease.
Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapystrengthens,stretchesandstabilizesmusclessurrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition tophysical therapy,choosenon–impactexercisessuchasbicycling, swimmingorwaterexercise.Furthermore, researchshows thatevenmodest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain
and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!
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ManualPhysicalTherapySpecialists iscommitted to providingexcellentphysical therapycarecustomized to meet your individual needs for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Working closely with you, your physician, and other doctors involved in your care to obtain the best possible outcome. At Manual Physical Therapy Specialists, we view manual therapy as more than just a modality and/ or technique. Our advanced manual therapy training allows us to apply a hands-on approach philosophy
todiagnoseand treat functionalmovementdisorders of the musculoskeletal system. The care and personalized service that you will receiveatManualPhysicalTherapySpecialistswillbe unsurpassed by anything that you have experienced within the scope of physical therapy here in El Paso, TX. At Manual Physical Therapy Specialists, our specialized care is second to none.
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