Pain Relief for Arthritis
Arthritis Doesn’t Have to Limit You – Find Relief with Physical Therapy
Looking for Arthritis Relief? Look no Further
Do you think you may be living with arthritis?
You can manage arthritis with the help of our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists. At Wellspring Health Center, we will provide you with the resources you need to prevent arthritis-related injuries in the future.
We have licensed physical therapists on staff that will provide you with gentle exercises which will help you improve range of motion, flexibility, and function in the joint(s). Furthermore, we will identify which joints are stiff and sore and prescribe exercises to relieve your arthritis during day-to-day activities.
If you wake up with achy joints, which get less and less painful throughout the day, you may be starting to develop early-stage arthritis. This is a common condition that many people develop, but many tend to ignore the discomfort for too long. By making an early intervention, people can avoid suffering and reduce the chance of developing problems with their joints in the future.
If you are suffering from arthritis, or you think you may be experiencing arthritic symptoms, contact Wellspring Health Center today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
What can physical therapy do for my arthritis?
If you are suffering from arthritis or think you might be, then physical therapy at Wellspring Health Center could help. Treatment can eliminate the need for surgery and medication in many cases.
Physical therapy can provide relief from pain and discomfort by restoring the normal motion of your joints, improving muscle strength, and allowing you to walk, run, bend and move more efficiently.
We offer various therapeutic treatment options tailored to your needs which help you recover faster with a more permanent outcome. We also give you exercises to prevent future joint injury and show you how to correctly perform therapeutic exercises that you can do independently.
How can I tell what type of arthritis I have?
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. It can affect one or more joints at the same time, and it’s currently the leading cause of disability among people in America: 50 million suffer from this debilitating condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
Rheumatoid arthritis, or “inflammatory arthritis,” is also common. Usually, those who have it report pain around the joints with joint soreness that worsens after sitting too long or being out inactive for a while.
When you move, pain can get worse. For example, when you bend your knees. You may also notice popping or clicking sounds in the joint, and it can be sensitive to touch. Arthritis can also cause pain when you exercise or work, which may go away after stopping that activity.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the immune system targets its own joints. Recent research has indicated that several factors may be contributing to the onset of RA, including medical history, environment and hormones. It also often affects females more than males. Because it is an autoimmune condition, this could mean that different joints on the same side of the body are also affected.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It is usually easy to diagnose and can be caused by an injury or occur following an old one.
For example, say a college football player experiences a severe impact to their knee, is given treatment, recovers and returns to the sport. Even though the initial injury has healed, surrounding muscles or cartilage have also been damaged. This weakens the support for that joint or slightly changes its motion, and it may still be possible for osteoarthritis to form later in life.
This is true for many in careers that require repetitive motion. A carpenter may be swinging the same hammer for hours every day. Doing so repetitively can lead to osteoarthritis in the hand or elbow joints. In addition, those that are overweight may also be at an increased risk for osteoarthritis due to added strain on the knee and hip joints.
Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage covering your joints wears down, which leads to pain and discomfort in those particular joints. When cartilage is reduced, the bones will start to grind against each other, leading to a loss of joint mobility.
Are you ready to find relief?
Contact Wellspring Health Center today at Eden Prairie, MN to find out how our services can help you find long-lasting pain relief for your arthritis.
One of our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation to determine what the best course of treatment will be for you.
Don’t let your arthritis limit you any longer – schedule your complimentary consultation today.