Arthritis affects over 20 million Americans each year. It causes pain in the joints, the area where two or more bones come together, and makes it difficult to perform everyday activities.
There is pain because the joint cartilage, lubricated elastic tissue that acts as a shock absorber, breaks down and wears away. Movement can cause rubbing between the bones and create pain, swelling, stiffness, and possible loss of motion of the joint.
Ask your doctor if you experience these early signs
Areas Commonly Affected
Arthritis is not a normal part of aging and there is something that can be done. A physical therapist can help you manage arthritis.
A physical therapist can educate you about the disease, joint protection rules, as well as improve your ability to perform everyday activities and exercises. They can also offer advice on how to live with arthritis without aggravating or accelerating the damage.
They also have special skills that can assess pain, swelling, loss of motion, and strength, and create a personalized treatment program. Early treatment can minimize joint damage and pain.
Arthritis: Can I Protect My Joints by Changing the Way I Do Things? (PDF download)
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