Prevent the complications of Arthritis, Heart Disease, Stroke, and Joint Pain
If you are over the age of 50, you may be at risk for developing arthritis. Arthritis is a painful condition that can make it difficult to move around and do everyday activities. When arthritis is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and joint pain. Physical therapy in Oviedo Florida can help prevent these complications by improving your mobility and range of motion.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling.
The two most common types of arthritis are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It happens when the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones starts to break down. This makes it hard for your joints to move. osteoarthritis most often affects your hands, neck, lower back, knees, or hips. It gets worse over time, and can lead to severe pain and disability.
There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are treatments that can help relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. These include weight loss, exercise, heat and cold therapy, pain medication, and surgery. With treatment, you can manage your osteoarthritis and keep it from getting worse.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects the joints, causing inflammation, stiffness, and pain. It can also affect other tissues and organs, such as the skin, eyes, and lungs. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition, which means it can last for years or even a lifetime. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms and prevent further damage to the joints. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing serious complications from rheumatoid arthritis. If you think you may have rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
How can physical therapy help?
Physical therapy can help improve your mobility and range of motion. The therapist will design a treatment plan specifically for you based on your needs. The therapist may use exercises, stretches, heat, or cold to relieve your pain. Physical therapy can also help you find ways to minimize your pain so that you can continue to do your everyday activities.
What are the benefits of physical therapy?
In addition to relieving pain, physical therapy can also help prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and joint pain. Physical therapy can also help improve your overall quality of life by teaching you how to live with your condition and manage your symptoms.
If you are over the age of 50 and have been diagnosed with arthritis, physical therapy can help improve your mobility and range of motion.
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