Arthritis is a common debilitating condition that people may have when they age or if they gain too much weight. However, it can affect any person, so regardless of your age or fitness, you should learn the symptoms of arthritis to know when to get help.
More than 100 forms of arthritis exist that can affect your joints. The two most common are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. These and the many other forms of arthritis have symptoms that may include:
- Chronic pain in your joints
- Swelling and redness around the joints
- Stiffness and loss of motion
- Loss of appetite
If you notice any of these symptoms above, please contact a healthcare professional for treatment. You may need medications or corticosteroids to help reduce the inflammation and keep your joints cushioned, and you can always benefit from physical therapy.
Why people with arthritis should receive physical therapy
Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in treating conditions that affect your bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. One of the benefits of physical therapy is that it does not come with a bunch of negative side-effects like medications and steroids. Many people with arthritis choose physical therapy for this reason, so they may reduce the severity of their condition and cut back on the need for lots of medication.
At Armor Physical Therapy in Battle Creek, Michigan, our physical therapists can help treat your arthritis with:
- Stretches and exercises
- Hands-on therapy
- Posture guidance
- Weight-loss guidance and more
Each treatment is different for each patient depending on your individual needs and other factors like age, weight and medical history. At Armor Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will work one-on-one with you to examine your symptoms and review your needs before developing your personalized treatment.
Contact Armor Physical Therapy in Battle Creek, Michigan, for an appointment
Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with arthritis or have been suffering from arthritis for years, physical therapy can help you. Contact us today if you’re ready to schedule an appointment for arthritis treatment at Armor Physical Therapy in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Our Battle Creek, Michigan location:
710 North Ave.
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
Armor Physical Therapy has clinics in multiple cities throughout Michigan. If Battle Creek is too far for you, please visit our locations page to find a clinic more convenient for you.