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When you think of people with arthritis, you generally think of the elderly. But arthritis can strike at any age, and there are over 100 different disorders that fall in the board category of an arthritis diagnosis. Some of the most common forms include, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic arthritis, and Lyme arthritis.
Arthritis can be caused by a number of factors including just plain old age-related wear and tear that is seen in older patients. But arthritis can also be due to genetics and family history, connective tissue or ligament tissue damage, or caused by repetitive strain injuries. The treatment options include drugs, surgery and physical therapy.
While some drugs do help, the relief is only temporary with no meaningful change to your joint health or flexibility. Surgery is usually a last resort and can lead to immobile joints. Physical therapy on the other hand, can help patients achieve more pain-free mobility and flexibility that lasts with no side effects. Our plan focuses on improving your mobility to restore the function of affected joints, increasing strength to support the joints, maintaining an exercise routine leading to overall rise in fitness, and preserving the ability for you to go about your daily activities pain-free. We start by structuring an individualized exercise plan for patient’s that works on all the issues mentioned above – from flexibility to strength and coordination and balance. We teach patient’s about proper body mechanics to help them relieve pain and improve overall movement and function. We show you how to live your best life with your arthritis through our holistic approach that also includes several forms of massage therapy, cupping, and acupuncture. Nutritional counseling is also a big part of what we do and we help patients with arthritis customize a diet focusing on anti-inflammatory foods and cleaning eating based on their particular medical condition. To find out more, please call us on 732.252.6155 or email us to book a consultation.
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