What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is irritation of the joint that typically worsens with age. The knee is a common site for arthritis and it can more common in those who have had:

  • Previous injury
  • The alignment of your body is “off”
  • Infections
  • Previous surgeries
  • Other underlying diseases

It can be present in all joints the older we get causing swelling, pain, and stiffness.

Types of Arthritis

osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis juvenile arthritis
The most common forms treated with physical therapy are OA, RA, and JA

For more information about the types of arthritis, symptoms, and treatment, click here

Can Arthritis Be Treated with Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy can help slow the progression of arthritis and address the muscle strength and flexibility around the joint to help relieve the pressure causing the irritation.

Ultimately, arthritis may require surgery. Joint replacement surgery is very common and effective in relieving pain long term. Common joint replacement surgeries involve the knee, hip, shoulder, even fingers and toes!

Choose the best! Choose PT2Go!

If surgery is an option, PT2Go therapists are trained and specialized in post joint replacement surgery rehab. After surgery, just let your surgeon know you want to do your physical therapy at PT2Go and give us a call!



Knee Pain treatment at PT2Go Physical Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA and Moyock NC