KinetixPT: Relieve Arthritis Pain With These Simple Steps


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Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Kinetix Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at 352-505-6665 today!

Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability across the United States? According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million people live with arthritis. While it is possible for arthritis to develop in any joint, it most commonly affects the neck, back, hands, hips and knees. There are hundreds of different types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, and it happens as a gradual “wear and tear” of cartilage surrounding the joints. Thiscanoccur fromageor fromexcessive, repetitiveuseof theaffected joint(s). Whencartilage isworndown, itcanno longeractasastrongcushionandshock absorber for the joints, resulting inbone-to-bone frictionandpainful inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a bit different from osteoarthritis and it is not as well understood. It is the second most commonly experienced form of arthritis, and it develops as an autoimmune response. When someone has rheumatoid arthritis, their immune system sees the joints as a threat. Because of this, the immune system attacks the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. While research is still being done in order to better understand rheumatoid arthritis, many experts believe that your hormones, medical history, and environment could all be contributing factors. Whatever may be causing your arthritis pain, Kinetix PhysicalTherapy can help you find relief. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how our services can benefit you!

How can Physical Therapy Relieve my Arthritis Pain? Arthritic joints typically lose their normal levels of function and strength, due to the chronic inflammation they are experiencing. However, one of the primary goals of physical therapy is to regain as much function as possible in the affected area(s) of the body. By restoring normal joint movement and improving muscle strength, the amount of excessive pressure on the joint can be relieved. Reducing the pressure on the affected joint decreases inflammation and helps relieve pain by improving mobility. When you arrive for your initial evaluation at Kinetix PhysicalTherapy, you’ll be greeted by one of our licensed and dedicated physical therapists. Each of our team members are movement experts with years of medical training, equipped in helping patients relieve the stiffness, achiness, and pain associated with arthritis. Yourphysical therapistwillconductaphysicalevaluation toanalyzeyour jointmovement, muscle strength, and overall function, in order to pinpoint the exact areas that are causing you pain. You will then be prescribed a personalized treatment plan, focused around your specific needs. Treatment plans will include hands on manual therapy including massage and joint mobilizations tohelp immediatelydecreaseyourpainand increaseyour rangeofmotion. Your physical therapist will then prescribe targeted stretches and exercises aimed at relieving your pain and improving your function. At Kinetix Physical Therapy, we also provide DeepTissue LaserTherapy to help relieve inflammation at the cellular level and custom-made Orthotics to help position your joints in proper alignment.

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