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Arthritic Conditions

Arthritis Pain Second Only to Heart Disease

Arthritis pain relief is vital to improve activities limited from arthritis pain such as walking, dressing and bathing. Arthritis pain is second only to heart disease as the cause of work disability. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation's leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15.

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joint deteriorates, causing pain and loss of movement as bone begins to rub against bone.

The common thread among arthritic conditions is that they all affect the musculoskeletal system and specifically the joints - where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related joint problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage (the tough, smooth tissue that covers the ends of the bones, enabling them to glide against one another) and surrounding structures. Such damage can lead to joint weakness, instability and visible deformities that, depending on the location of joint involvement, can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, using a computer keyboard, cutting your food or brushing your teeth.

Arthritis physical therapy can play an important role in the management of arthritis relief. The most effective treatment plan for patients with arthritis pain consists of a comprehensive approach bringing different health professionals and different treatment options together. Physical therapists will focus on improving alignment of the affected joint and strengthening the muscles around the joint. Strong and "smart" muscles will reduce stress on the arthritis joint; this can slow down progression of the disease and post pone disability. Smart muscles are muscles that know what to do when; a common term for this is coordination. Without excellent coordination, strong muscles will be of little help to an arthritic joint. 

Dynamic Physical Therapy is primarily involved in the physical therapy component of the arthritis pain relief for patients with arthritis pain, we also believe that it is essential for our patients to understand that a multifaceted approach is most effective. Nutrition and medication, for instance, play a central role in any comprehensive treatment plan for patients with arthritis. At Dynamic Physical Therapy our physical therapists.

Effective & Multifaceted Physical Therapy

Even though we are primary involved in the physical therapy component of the treatment plan for patients with arthritis, we at Dynamic Physical Therapy feel it is essential for our patients to understand that a multifaceted approach is most effective. Nutrition and medication, for instance, play a central role in any comprehensive treatment plan for patients with arthritis. At Dynamic Physical Therapy our physical therapists are not only trained to help patients with arthritis, we also understand how to work with other health professionals and we are sensitive to the fact that it takes a multifaceted approach to establish proper management to arthritic pain conditions.

Reference:
Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org

 

Dynamic Physical Therapy proudly serves the Northern Michigan region including Buckley, Cadillac, Gaylord, Manistee, Marion, Traverse City, and surrounding areas.

 

Dynamic is the smartest choice for your physical therapy care.

At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are the most experienced and educated in physical therapy treatments. We have six locations throughout Northern Michigan in Cadillac, Manistee, Gaylord, Marion, Buckley and Traverse City. We are the most recommended Northern Michigan physical therapy center for back pain. We also specialize in neck pain, knee pain, arm pain and hand pain, and our physical therapists and aides can help relieve your pain in the most effective way possible. For orthopedic treatment and aquatic therapy, rehab for sports related injuries like shoulder injuries and foot injuries, physical therapy for Cerebral Palsy, stroke rehabilitation, therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and arthritis relief, and even jaw pain treatment, Dynamic Physical Therapy is the smartest choice for comprehensive physical therapy care and physical rehabiliation services.