Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down?
Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, 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 therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding 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 to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest 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!
If you experience any of the following call St. Francis Rehab and Sports Medicine to improve your pain today! Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs
Maximize Your Body Potential Do you sometimes wake up with an odd pain and you just want to know how to quickly get rid of it? Have you found relief with traditional pain relief professionals (chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy), but your pain just comes right back? Is it important to you to treat your body better, but you just don’t have the time to seek professional help every time a new pain pops up? Do you need FAST results to decrease your pain, increase your range of motion, and improve your poor movement or performance patterns? When your car breaks down, you visit a mechanic. When the power goes out, you call an electrician. When your body is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s time to see a physical therapist! We are the movement specialists for your body. Physical therapy has a variety of effective treatment tools to help you. Total Motion Release (TMR) , may be the tool you need to release your greatest physical potential! You are going to be amazed at how easy and effective using this quick, unique, and systematic approach to improve your bodies’ movement patterns is. NOW, is the time to take control over your body’s performance. Get rid of your pain and physical limitations! Call St. Francis Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at (952) 428-2001, to set up an appointment with one of our body experts to get you started on your journey to feeling better.
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