What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is irritation of the joint that typically worsens with age. It can more common in those who have had:
- previous injury
- the alignment of your body is “off”
- previous surgeries
- other underlying diseases
It can be present in all joints the older we get causing swelling, pain, and stiffness.
Types of Arthritis
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 flexibilty 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!
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!