Are you ready to try something new to manage your arthritis pain?
If you’re living with arthritis, we don’t have to tell you how painful day-to-day activities can be. Whether it’s walking up the stairs, tying shoes, or opening a jar of mayonnaise, arthritis pain can have a significant impact on how you live your life.
Fortunately, with physical therapy from Physical Therapy Now (and maybe a few slight modifications at home), you can effectively manage your arthritis pain and get back to doing the things you’re used to doing.
How Can Physical Therapy Help with Arthritis?
One of the main focuses of physical therapy is movement, specifically the body’s ability to engage in movement. And movement isn’t limited to vigorous activities like sports or exercise–it includes the simplest of activities, such as casually strolling around the neighborhood, comfortably getting in and out of bed or your favorite armchair, cooking a nice dinner, or playing a round of mini-golf.
If you’re dealing with arthritis pain, you know that any of those activities can be a challenge…if not impossible. But physical therapy can help! How? For arthritis, PT can:
- Increase strength to support your joints
- Improve mobility and restore the use of affected joints
- Preserve your ability to perform day-to-day activities
- Maintain your fitness
Pretty intriguing, right? There are plenty more ways physical therapy and physical therapists can help keep your arthritis pain at bay. Keep reading!
What PT for Arthritis Involves
When you arrive for your first appointment at Physical Therapy Now in Irving, you’ll sit down with a skilled, licensed physical therapist to discuss your pain and what you’re hoping to get out of your physical therapy treatment.
Your physical therapist will then put together a personalized plan to ensure your exercises and treatments target your discomfort. These exercises are designed to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination to help you function your best.
Other Ways Physical Therapists Can Help
In addition to exercises, your physical therapist can help in other ways, such as:
- Showing your proper posture and body mechanics to alleviate pain and improve function
- Demonstrate the right way to use devices such as a walker or a cane if you need them to get around with ease.
- Recommend accessories like braces, splints, hot and cold therapy, and shoe inserts to help relieve stress, pain, and stiffness while offering support
- Offer advice on how you can modify your home for maximum comfort–ergonomic chairs, cushioned mats, pillows, etc.
Physical Therapy for Arthritis in Irving, Texas
Don’t suffer from arthritis pain one second longer…come on in to see us at Physical Therapy Now today! We’re conveniently located in Irving, a short drive from anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Call us at 214-225-0291 to set up your first appointment today. We’re taking all necessary COVID-19 precautions because your health and safety are our main priorities.