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Relieve Arthritis Through Outpatient Physical Therapy Hollywood

Updated: Jun 25

Physical therapy is a very effective treatment for arthritis. It can help an individual reduce pain and regain mobility, and it may also help a person delay or avoid surgery. Generally, doctors recommend physical therapy after surgery.


At A Plus Care LA, our physical therapy services are designed to promote excellent mobility and enhance body functions after severe surgery or any major health issues. In this blog, we discuss the importance of Outpatient physical therapy in Hollywood for Arthritis.



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Understanding Arthritis


As a general meaning, Arthritis means joint inflammation. Inflammation occurs in places where two joints meet. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, decreased range of motion and much more. Arthritis will increase with age. Risk factors for arthritis include age, gender, family history, previous joint injury, obesity and much more. This can be treated through outpatient therapy.


Benefits of Physical Therapy in Arthritis


Helping Work Around Injuries


A person who is suffering from arthritis may cause additional injuries or pain due to additional work or strain. However, our therapists may be able to educate you on ways to reduce inappropriate load on your joints. For example, our team can teach a person how to use a walker without stooping or adopting a posture that causes back pain.


Strengthening Muscles and Improving Joint Mobility


People who are suffering from arthritis may avoid exercising because they believe that it will worsen their condition. Our team is highly trained to help you exercise safely and strengthen your muscles and joints. This can help prevent pain from a sedentary lifestyle, promote general health and improve mobility.


Environment Modification


Various environmental modifications including using certain devices, may ease arthritis symptoms. We may recommend these modifications and teach people how to use devices such as canes and braces.


Pain Reduction


Physical therapy also helps reduce pain by strengthening the muscles supporting the joints and reducing secondary complications from a sedentary lifestyle.


Working Around Injuries


We can also teach people how to deal with the injuries and pain in a way that does not make them worse.


Types of physical therapy for arthritis


Many types of physical therapy can help with arthritis. They include:

  • Manipulation: We move the affected joint or surrounding area and may massage inflamed tissue.

  • Exercise therapy: We give specific exercises to overcome muscle weaknesses or work around injuries.

  • Orthotic support: We recommend specific devices to make movement easier.

  • Post-surgical physical therapy: We help a person regain functioning after surgery.


Conclusion


Physical therapy plays a vital role in treating arthritis. It can strengthen the muscles, reduce pain and improve mobility and help a person before and after surgery. For more information and to inquire about outpatient therapy in Koreatown, call or visit our website.

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