South Toledo: Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

6 Tips To Help With ARTHRITIS When it comes to treating arthritis, you have more options than you may realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your daily aches and pains from arthritis, while also regainingmobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis due to stiffness and inflammation of the affected joints. In addition, the muscles surrounding the painful areas often become weakened and eventually do not properly support the arthritic joint. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strengthening, improved range of motion, increased mobility and a decrease in overall pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management. When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge that you need to continue your progress on your own, including handouts of exercises and stretches related to your specific condition. 2. Weight loss. Maintaining your recommended weight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps to ease pressure on weight-bearing joints SPINAL DECOMPRESSION Spinal Decompression Therapy (using the Kennedy Neuroflex Table) is a safe, non-surgical treatment that gently lengthens and stretches the spine. By slowly putting tension on the spine and then releasing it, spinal decompression creates negative disc pressure, like a vacuum, which can relieve pinched nerves, rehydrate bulging discs and move them back into place. Spinal Decompression Therapy is very successful in relieving pain associated with bulging or herniated discs, arthritis, degenerative disc

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3. Footwear and orthotics. If arthritis affects your lower extremities, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces. For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat and cold. Many people find the heat of a warm bath, hot pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still, others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our South Toledo Physical Therapy specialists. 6. Exercise. Physical activity has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing overall strength and function. Knowing the correct exercises to perform is the key to improvement, and our physical therapists will give you the tools to meet your goals. Discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis by calling us today!

www.southtoledopt.com disease, sciatica, stenosis, pinched nerves and other problems related to the cervical or lumbar spine. If you are experiencing consistent pain in your neck or spine, spinal compression is a safe and affordable option for getting you back to a pain-free life.

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