When to See Your a Specialist For Arthritis
Many people don’t realize that “arthritis” isn’t actually a diagnosis on it’s own; it’s actually an umbrella term used to describe many different types of joint pain with a multitude of different causes. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the term is used to describe over 100 diseases and conditions.
When experiencing arthritic joint-pain, it is important that you speak to a healthcare professional about your pain and it’s cause. If certain conditions are left untreated, they can lead to serious and permanent joint damage. Here are some signs that you should speak with your physician about your arthritis symptoms.
When to See a Professional
When living with an arthritic condition, it is normal to experience the following symptoms:
- Pain and tenderness in the affected joint.
- Stiffness when moving the affected joint.
- Difficulty moving the affected joint.
- Swelling and inflammation.
- Joints that are red or warm to the touch.
If you experience any of the following, it’s important that you make an appointment with your doctor to properly diagnose the source of your pain:
- Symptoms that persist for more than three days.
- Several episodes of joint pain or other symptoms within a one month period.
After speaking with your primary care provider or even an orthopedic specialist, you will be given a treatment plan that will help you to address the pain and other symptoms associated with your condition. Oftentimes, physical therapy is prescribed to help you to effectively manage your pain.
Physical Therapy in New Jersey
Living with joint pain can get in the way of your quality of life when left unaddressed. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we work with you to assess your condition and help you get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. Whether you’ve suffered from an injury or you’re recovering from a recent surgery, we will work with you to create your unique plan to get you on the right track.
Contact us today at ProFysio! Simply call (732) 812-5200 or reach out online. We have 5 locations across New Jersey to meet your needs.