Physical therapy can help patients with arthritis manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Physical therapists may use a variety of techniques, including exercise, stretching, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat or ice to help patients manage pain, reduce stiffness, and improve mobility. They may also provide guidance on how to modify activities of daily living to reduce stress on the affected joints and prevent further damage. The goal of physical therapy for arthritis is to help patients maintain or improve their function and independence, and to minimize the impact of arthritis on their daily lives.
This is the most common type of arthritis, which occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, causing pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
This is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.
This is a type of arthritis that affects people who have psoriasis, a skin condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin. Psoriatic arthritis causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.
This is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness.