May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. According to the CDC, Arthritis is the most common cause of disability among adults in America. It limits everyday activities for millions of people. If you don't have arthritis, chances are someone you know does.
Unfortunately, there is no cure yet for arthritis. We are very grateful for organizations like the Arthritis National Research Foundation and The Arthritis Foundation who actively support and pursue cures.
However, there are a lot of current treatments that help arthritis. Physical therapy is one of them. Our physical therapists are excited when someone comes in with arthritis because of how much improvement these patients typically see. Patients seeing progress motivates us! The most common interventions included targeted exercise for range of motion and increased tolerance to load, joint manipulation, and dry needling. Many people walk out the first day with noticeable relief of their arthritis pain.
Another interesting fact is that arthritis is often considered the cause of pain as people age. However, there can be many other factors that affect the pain and arthritis may not be the primary cause. We will give you a thorough evaluation to determine how much arthritis plays a role in your pain to provide you with the best treatments.
The first steps in conquering arthritis are learning the facts, understanding the condition, and knowing that there is help along the way. Schedule an appointment today.