ElitePT: Don't Let Arthritis Slow Things Down

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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? 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, reduces further degeneration, and helps relieve pain for improved functional mobility. When you arrive for your initial consultation at Elite Physical Therapy, 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.

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. This can occur from age or from excessive, repetitive use of the affected joint(s). When cartilage is worn down, it can no longer act as a strong cushion and shock absorber for the joints, resulting in bone- to-bone friction and painful inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis 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. Many experts believe that your hormones, medical history, and environment could all be contributing factors. Whatever may be causing your arthritis pain, Elite Physical Therapy can help you


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