Do you have pain in your joints that gets worse in the morning? Are you finding it more difficult to go about your daily routines without experiencing pains in your joints? These are the common signs of arthritis, and you are not alone. Arthritis is a common cause of chronic disability around the world. More than 54 million people have doctor-diagnosed arthritis in the US.
There is no cure for the over 150 forms of arthritis, but you can get help and limit the impact of the condition on your everyday living. Doctors recommend arthritis rehabilitation from a physical therapist or an occupational therapist.
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis? Do you think you have the condition? You can trust us here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy to get you relief and restore normal function to your joints.
What are the Causes of Arthritis?
Since there are different types of arthritis, the causes of the condition will vary from one case to another. Some of the possible causes include:
- Injury (in degenerative arthritis)
- Genetic disposition (in osteoarthritis)
- Immune-related dysfunction (Rheumatoid, Psoriatic, etc)
- Infections ( in Lyme disease)
How Physical Therapy Can Help in Arthritis
The goal of physical therapy sessions in arthritis rehabilitation include:
- Restoring or preserving the ability to engage in your daily routines
- Improving the use of your affected joints
- Maintaining fitness
- Increasing strength to support the affected joints
How We Can Help You
At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we design a customized arthritis rehabilitation program designed to help you maintain your strength and fitness, as well as alleviate your mobility problems. Our physical therapy programs for arthritis combine exercise and care for your affected joints. For mild to moderate cases, treatments focused on improving your muscles’ strength and range of motion will suffice. In more severe cases, however, we may also need to introduce special equipment that you have to use in your daily routines.
If you’ve had a joint surgery to deal with your arthritis, we can also create a rehabilitation program that will aid your recovery. Get in touch with the arthritis specialists here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy and let’s get started.