PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS
Now, thanks to advances in physical therapy (PT) treatments and the dedication of physical therapists in Brooklyn seeking to help suffering patients, you can find pain relief and a full range of motions without surgery or any more medication.
WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis is a common chronic condition that affects the joints and can get worse over time. The term arthritis covers more than 100 various conditions that are characterized by damage to the cartilage. The cartilage is an interlayer between bones that works like a natural shock absorber.
Depending on the stage and type of arthritis, cartilage damage and synovial inflammation can vary. In the early stages of the disease, the pain occurs due to inflammation. Over time, the pain occurs when bones rub against each other and the worn cartilage can't absorb these frictions.
Joint pain and stiffness are the main signs of arthritis, a common condition in which one or more joints are affected by inflammation. Arthritis affects more than 50 million adults and is the leading cause of disability in America. Many people adjust their normal activities to accommodate the pain caused by inflamed joints. Others opt for surgery to replace worn-out body parts like hips and knees which might require knee osteoarthritis physical therapy. Untreated, arthritis can lead to depression.
Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Swelling in affected joints
- Decreased range of motion
- Redness in the area affected
- Intermittent pain
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Difficulty walking
- All-over fatigue
- Grinding sounds when you use the affected limb
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