If you are suffering from pain or immobility in your joints, you may have some form of arthritis. Arthritis affects millions of Americans and people across the globe. Its most common forms are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, though there are more than 100 types of the disease.
Arthritis typically affects people who are aging or who are overweight, but it can affect anyone at any time depending on the form of the disease and the conditions leading to it. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of arthritis to know when you should contact a medical professional for help. Symptoms of arthritis can include:
- Chronic pain in your joints
- Swelling and redness around the joints
- Stiffness and loss of motion
- Loss of appetite
Since there are many forms of arthritis, you may notice other symptoms in addition to the ones above. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider for assistance immediately. Waiting or ignoring the pain can lead to it growing worse and more difficult to treat.
Why you should see a physical therapist for arthritis treatment
Treatments for arthritis vary depending on the severity of the disease and other factors like age, weight and medical history. Generally, treatments include the use of medications and corticosteroids, but many patients also choose physical therapy.
People with arthritis can benefit from physical therapy because it helps reduce pain and restore mobility with few side-effects than medications and steroids. At Armor Physical Therapy in Mattawan, Michigan, our physical therapists work closely with patients to develop personalized treatments that may include:
- Stretches and exercises
- Hands-on therapy
- Posture guidance
Contact Armor Physical Therapy in Mattawan, Michigan for an appointment
Have you recently been diagnosed with arthritis and are looking for a way to slow its progression and reduce pain? Have you been suffering from arthritis for years and would like help feeling better? Either way, physical therapy may be just what you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for you.
Our Mattawan location:
24466 Red Arrow Highway
Mattawan, Michigan 49071
Armor Physical Therapy has clinics in multiple cities throughout Michigan. If Mattawan is too far for you, please visit our locations page to find a clinic more convenient for you.