Arthritis is a debilitating disease for over 50 million Americans. The Centers for Disease Control has shown that 1 in 2 people will have knee arthritis by the time they are 85. The good news is that you don’t have to live with the pain or take constant medication. Our expert physical therapists at ActiveKare Physical Therapy in Sterling Heights, MI offers non-evasive rehabilitative options designed to reduce pain and improve range of motion for patients experiencing arthritis symptoms.
Arthritis affects the cartilage of joints and most pain is due to wear and tear. However, the uneven wear and tear cause cartilage debris to shave off into the joint causing painful inflammation. This condition is made worse by a tightening of the tissue of the joint, loss of muscle strength supporting the joint and altered movement because of the range of motion problems.
Physical therapy is one of the most important treatments for arthritis and makes a significant impact on your joint health. While it can slow you, it doesn’t have to. If you are experiencing symptoms including pain and reduced mobility we recommend contacting one of our physical therapists right away!
In physical therapy we focus on the following:
- Restoring natural pain-free range of motion in your joints
- Improving muscular support and strength around your joints
- Enhancing joint balance and function
- Teaching you what to do to protect your joints from further damage
While we cannot repair your cartilage, our unique treatments can reduce or completely alleviate your pain, swelling and improve your ability to walk, run, bend or reach. Regular exercise can help improve your mobility and reduce pain. However, this should be done under the guidance and supervision of a professional.
Here are some of the different conditions we help:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Joint pain
- Post-surgery recovery
- Joint replacement recovery
Contact ActiveKare Physical Therapy today to learn how you can live without arthritis pain.