The pain that comes with arthritis can become so bad that those who suffer from it rather become immobile than endure the pain. The stiffness that arthritis creates in your joints causes people to avoid certain movements in order to avoid the pain associated with those movements. If you suffer from arthritis you have most likely been prescribed medication in order to help with the pain, but sometime you need more than just the medicine.
Physical therapy is a great resource for people who have arthritis. The reason many people turn to physical therapy in an effort to manage their pain is because physical therapy helps arthritis patients gain back movement in their joints. When someone is suffering from arthritis they tend to not move their joints enough so this is where a physical therapist can help. Physical therapists will help decrease any stiffness you have by strengthening your joints. They will improve your range of motion and by allowing you to move better you will become more mobile and feel less pain. Besides improving mobility, it is important to gain strength in not just your joints but the muscles surroundings them.
There are many benefits besides just improving mobility and reducing pain. Physical therapy will help the patient return to their everyday activities pain free. Your physical therapist will also help you learn more about your arthritis and be able to make the right choices when it flares up. Apart from learning about your arthritis, you will also learn more about the importance of orthopaedic footwear and how that can improve your pain. Most importantly, your physical therapist can help you learn what exercises you should do to help relieve any discomfort you may feel.
Arthritis can be extremely painful which is why it is important to know all of your options when it comes to relieving that pain. A physical therapist can be your biggest asset when managing pain so it is important to see one today to help you when dealing with your arthritis pain.
At Physical Therapy Experience, we employ only the best Physical Therapy Professionals. We treat patients with all kinds of diagnoses and injuries, and can get you back to everyday activities or sports by ensuring that you receive the best Physical Therapy Available. The most modern and innovative treatments available, combined with the best Physical Therapists in the area, will guarantee you getting back to your everyday self as fast as possible. With two convenient locations, call us in Smithtown at (631) 724-5788, or in Lindenhurst at (631) 486-6710 today!