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Getting Help through Physical Therapy
When treating arthritic symptoms, the main goals of a physical therapist are to reduce pain, increase strength, and preserve range of motion. Just a few of the many benefits of working with a physical therapist include:
- Stretching/exercise. Stretches and light exercises will help increase your range of motion in the affected area(s).
- Proper posture. Maintaining a proper posture will help to reduce stress on your joints.
- Rest. Your therapist will also recommend a schedule for rest and sleep to complement your exercises. This helps the body to heal and will hopefully reduce your amount of arthritic inflammation and pain.
- Weight control. Your physical therapist will work with you to control your weight through exercise and diet. Controlling your weight helps to prevent added stress on weight-bearing joints.
Everyone who experiences arthritic pain has different needs, based on the nature of their condition. Your physical therapist will create a treatment regimen that is focused around your specific needs, in order to allow for optimum results. The best way to get started on relieving your arthritis-related pain is to begin a healthy, safe, and natural treatment plan through physical therapy.