How Physical Therapy Benefits Patients With Arthritis

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If you suffer from arthritis, you can benefit greatly from seeking chiropractic care, particularly physical therapy. The arthritis treatment provided by physical therapy can significantly reduce your pain and inflammation, and restore range of motion to your joints. Keep reading to learn more about how physical therapy benefits patients with arthritis.

Relieve Pain and Discomfort

Many people who suffer from arthritis avoid activities that they know will cause them pain and discomfort. A lack of physical activity can actually increase joint stiffness and inflammation, leading to further pain. A physical therapist or chiropractor can teach you exercises that, over time, will decrease the amount of pain you experience when performing normal daily tasks. You’ll also learn how to decrease the stiffness and inflammation in your joints without causing further damage or pain.

Restore Range of Motion

Joint stiffness and inflammation may make it difficult for you to rotate or turn certain parts of your body. Physical therapy utilizes exercises that preserve the mobility and use of your joints. The physical exercises and activity modification techniques that you learn will restore the range of motion in your joints, and improve your physical performance. Physical therapy exercises are most effective at restoring range of motion when they are done every day, and according to the instructions that your physical therapist or chiropractor has given you.

Learn How to Prevent Future Arthritis Symptoms

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One of the most important things that you can do if you suffer from arthritis is to learn how to prevent future pain and discomfort. Your physical therapist can recommend activity modifications that will decrease your risk of developing worse arthritis symptoms in the future. He or she may suggest rest, ice packs, heating pads, and exercise.

At Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, we offer inflammation treatment and physical therapy in The Woodlands for the treatment and management of arthritis symptoms. Our experienced chiropractors can help you return to your normal daily activities through a combination of safe and effective chiropractic treatments.

Dr. Mark Yezak
Mark Yezak, BS, DC, is the founder, chiropractic director, and chief of staff at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Offering 25 years of experience. Dr. Yezak is a published author of research papers, books, and journal entries. He is undoubtedly a leader in his field.
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