Arthritis

General Information

Millions of Americans are affected by arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Caused by deteriorating cartilage, it most commonly affects the hip, knee, lower back, neck, and shoulder. Symptoms usually develop gradually over a period of years. 

 

Common Symptoms

  1. Pain
  2. Stiffness
  3. Swelling
  4. Inflammation
  5. Radiating pain
  6. Difficulty moving

 

Rehabilitation

At Advantage PT an evaluation will be performed to examine your strength, flexibility and functional limitations and assess your pain level. A treatment program will be designed to decrease pain and inflammation, increase strength and improve function such as walking, stair negotiating and other activities of daily living. Increasing strength will improve your body’s shock absorption and decrease the wear and tear on your joints. Our treatment protocol includes strength training, modalities, and functional activity training to decrease pain and swelling and improve functional activities such as navigating stairs. Your therapist will instruct you how to perform your daily activities with less pain and create your home exercise program to help you continue your favorite activities for years to come.