Do you suffer from arthritis?

People may ask themselves, “Why should I get physical therapy for arthritis?”, or “Won’t physical therapy only make my arthritis worse?”. Well, we have some good news. People with arthritis in their joints often benefit from physical therapy and have reduced pain. Therapy can be extremely beneficial because it can improve function of the affected area and increase the range of motion, making it easier to perform daily tasks with less pain. Physical therapy can also build strength in the involved muscles surrounding the joint, which can help stabilize the weakened joint. So if the goal is to have relief from pain or discomfort, therapy is one of the best options available. It can be more effective than medication because there are long term benefits that can be achieved. Increased mobility and successful pain management when there is no cure for the arthritis are all advantages to choosing physical therapy. That’s not all though. Physical therapists can help to educate your specific condition and keep you well informed so you have a plan that is specifically tailored to you. If you suffer from this condition, make sure you consider all options, including PT.

Dr. Nima Patel

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