Avoiding physical activity is one major mistake most arthritis sufferers make. Even though there may be less pain when avoiding certain movements, there can be severe consequences. Muscles and joints can tighten up and weaken if they aren’t being used, making it more difficult to perform any regular movements over time.
Pain Medication- Surgery
Physical therapy can do what pain medications and surgeries can’t do; it can give you the strength you need to perform all your favorite activities again. Therapy will strengthen the muscles around the joints to provide increased support and mobility.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
- Increasing your knowledge about the arthritis you have.
- Helping you learn techniques to decrease the severity of pain and increase muscle fitness.
- Creating a healthy eating plan to help you lose weight that could be straining your joints and muscles.
If you have arthritis it is important for you to stay active and enroll in physical therapy if you want to keep your mobility while avoiding pain. The worst feeling is not being able to perform the activities you love. Our patients see significant results when they frequently attend Physical Therapy.
Feel free to give us a call at 951.684.2874
We offer consultations with our Doctors of Physical Therapy in order to assess your condition and see how we can best help you!