How Can Physical Therapy Benefit Stiff Joints?
There are many degenerative conditions that can contribute to joint stiffness, but the most common culprit is arthritis. In fact, it affects over 32 million adults across the United States. In addition to arthritis, other conditions that can cause joint stiffness include:
- Certain cancers
No matter the cause of the discomfort, physical therapy can improve joint stiffness by promoting ease of movement and facilitating pain relief. To learn more about how physical therapy can benefit stiff joints, contact ProFysio Physical Therapy or find more information below!
- Physical therapy relieves pain and inflammation.
Joint stiffness may worsen at different hours of the day, and can also cause limited range of motion, clicking or popping sounds, swelling, inflammation, and/or muscle weakness. Our physical therapy specialists are experts in methods and modalities designed specifically to promote pain relief and ease inflammation that could be contributing to your joint stiffness.
- Physical therapy methods work to improve function, range of motion, and body control.
Joint stiffness can limit the ability to move certain joints with ease, but our experienced physical therapists can prescribe targeted stretches, exercises, and therapies to help you regain function and control. Movement medicine and other techniques will get the affected area(s) moving in ways that promote healing and strength building.
- Personalized care plans allow you and your physical therapist to address the issue based on your specific needs.
Your care plan is tailored toward you and what would most benefit your health needs and goals. Your physical therapist will consult with all necessary members of your medical care team to provide you with the most effective treatment methods for your specific symptoms—and we will adjust your treatment plan as you progress.
- Specialized areas of treatment allow physical therapists to provide you with comprehensive care.
Joint stiffness can impact any joint in the body. Fortunately, physical therapists are known as musculoskeletal experts who are equipped to address issues that may develop in any location of the musculoskeletal system.
- Physical therapists provide patients with continued education and advice.
One of the greatest parts of physical therapy is that your treatments don’t necessarily have to end when you leave the clinic. Your physical therapist can provide you with at-home techniques and tips that you can take with you after your formal treatments have ended.
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we are always here to answer any questions you may have. For more information on how physical therapy can improve joint stiffness from arthritis and other degenerative conditions, give us a call at 732-812-5200. Begin the first step of your physical therapy journey by scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists today!