Arthritis is the inflammation and tenderness of joints. It affects one or multiple joints in the body and there are more than a hundred different types of arthritis. All these have varying cause, symptoms and treatment methods. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint stiffness and pain which usually worsen as you age. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common types of arthritis.
the signs and symptoms of arthritis usually appear in the joints. It also depends on the type of arthritis you have. Some of the common signs and symptoms of arthritis include:
- Reduced range of motion
See a physical therapist
If you suddenly start feeling pain in one or many of your joints, it’s advisable that you go see a physical therapist. If you notice an of the above symptoms, chances are, you have arthritis. Do you have stiffness or swelling that doesn’t seem to go away in a few days? See a doctor. Or physical therapists advise that you get diagnosed as early as possible. The earlier you start treatment, the better the results. If one of your joints swells and it’s not linked to any injury, physical therapists at Ideal Therapy can help.
If you notice the signs and symptoms of arthritis early enough, treatment is effective and has better results. Physical therapy at Ideal Therapy is helpful depending on your type of arthritis. Treatment involves exercises which strengthen the surrounding the muscles surrounding some joints and improves motion. In some cases, our Ideal Therapists recommend splints or braces as part of physical therapy for arthritis treatment.
With arthritis treatment, physical therapists at Riverdale aim at relieving and controlling pain, improve function, minimize joint damage and improve the quality of life. Physical Therapists at Ideal Therapy in Riverdale recommend early diagnosis and start of right treatment for the best results.