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AdvaCare Clinics: Arthritis Relief from Physical Therapy

Arthritis describes a condition of inflamed and swollen joints. Advanced arthritis results in the painful breakdown of cartilage – the body’s natural cushion between bones.

Arthritis symptoms range from being merely an inconvenience to completely disabling, depending on the type and the severity. Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are often mistakenly associated with old age. However, arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect people of all ages, including children.

Arthritis is usually chronic, which means that it rarely changes, or it progresses slowly. Specific causes for most forms of arthritis are not yet known. However, there is plenty you can do to manage your condition and lead a full and active life.

Although there isn’t yet a cure, AdvaCare Clinic’s arthritis rehabilitation program can enhance medical treatment, focused on:

  • Pain relief and management
  • Increased mobility, strength, flexibility and dexterity
  • Adapting for activities of daily living, such as grooming and cooking
  • Maximizing independence
  • Joint Protection and energy conservation

Physical Therapy can make a real difference and enhance other forms of treatment.  Physical therapists, in consultation with your physician or health care team, can effectively treat arthritis and osteoporosis in tandem. In addition, many exercises prescribed for osteoporosis are also good for arthritis. Treatment for osteoporosis puts an emphasis on proper posture, balance, and exercise, all of which are beneficial in the treatment of arthritis. (Proper posture and balance reduce stress on inflamed joints.)

Download our printable Arthritis Relief from Physical Therapy Information Sheet.

For anyone who has arthritis or is interested in finding out more, contact AdvaCare Clinics today at 952-835-6653.

Our office and staff are committed to providing all patients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or religious or political beliefs, quality health care services delivered with dignity and concern.