How Physical Therapy Reduces Joint Pain and Stiffness

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How Physical Therapy Reduces Joint Pain and Stiffness

Joint pain is one of the most common ailments for people living in the United States, with roughly thirty-three-percent of the population having joint-pain within the past thirty days. As common as joint pain may be, however, it doesn’t mean that it is easy to live with. Joint pain can be debilitating to an individual’s everyday routine. That is why our team at Advance at Home Physical Therapy on Long Island wants to help you recover from those aches and pains right away.

How does joint pain happen? Joint pain can occur for a wide variety of reasons, some of which include aging, increasing the length or intensity of a workout plan suddenly, or as a byproduct of another injury. The injury itself can affect parts of the joint; such as the ligaments, bones, and cartilage, as well as affect the tendons and bursae in the vicinity of the joint. Some symptoms of joint pain  are, but aren’t limited to:

  • Swelling around the affected area
  • Tenderness around the affected area
  • A feeling of stiffness in the affected area
  • A feeling of fatigue/weakness in the affected area

The severity of joint pain can range from being a mild inconvenience to inhibiting an individual’s performance of basic tasks. Luckily enough, at Advance at Home Physical Therapy on Long Island, we have plenty of experience in helping our patients with all the woes that come with joint pain.

Depending on the severity of joint pain being experienced, there are certain treatment options available to the individual. Physical therapy for joint pain focuses on regaining range of motion for the affected area to lessen the feeling of stiffness, increasing the strength of the surrounding muscles to offer additional support for the affected joint, and also ice the area to reduce possible swelling. Another method that has shown to alleviate symptoms of joint pain include massage therapy as well.

If you have been experiencing joint pain and want to be treated by the best, contact us at Advance at Home Physical Therapy on Long Island today! We can’t wait to see how we can help you.

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