Millions of people in the United States and across the world suffer from pain and immobility in the joints caused by arthritis. As you age or gain weight, your risk for developing arthritis increases, though it can affect anyone of any type.
The two most common forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, but did you know there are actually more than 100 types of arthritis? You should learn the common symptoms of the disease so you can know when you should seek medical treatment. Catching the symptoms early on can help make it simpler to treat the disease. Symptoms for arthritis 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 in yourself or a loved one, please contact a healthcare professional immediately for treatment.
Why you need physical therapy to help treat arthritis
Arthritis typically needs medications and steroids to help reduce swelling and reduce friction between the joints, but many patients can also benefit from physical therapy. Treating arthritis with physical therapy can help reduce pain and improve your mobility so you may not have to rely on as many medications for treatment.
The physical therapists at Armor Physical Therapy are skilled and experienced in treating a variety of conditions, including many forms of arthritis. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or if you’ve been suffering from arthritis for years, our physical therapists can develop a treatment for you that may include:
- Stretches and exercises
- Hands-on therapy
- Weight-loss guidance and more
At Armor Physical Therapy, each patient is treated as a unique individual. Your treatment will be personalized according to the severity of your arthritis and other personal factors, such as age, weight and medical history.
Contact Armor Physical Therapy in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for an appointment
If you live in the Kalamazoo area and would like professional treatment for your arthritis, contact us today. The team at Armor Physical Therapy looks forward to working with you to help reduce your pain and restore your quality of life.
Our Kalamazoo location:
5886 Venture Park
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
Armor Physical Therapy has clinics in multiple cities throughout Michigan. If Kalamazoo is too far for you, please visit our locations page to find a clinic more convenient for you.