Pain Relief For Arthritis Bozeman, MT

Arthritis Pain Relief

Arthritis can be the result of injury, poor mechanics, overuse, the breakdown of cartilage surrounding joints, or an autoimmune disease. The spine, knees, feet, hips, and hands are the most common sites for arthritis, though it can happen in any joint. In addition to pain, arthritis usually is accompanied by a decrease in flexibility and an increase in stiffness and tenderness.

Although there is no cure for arthritis, physical therapy is a non-invasive approach that can help you to manage your symptoms. Many patients find that with physical therapy their symptoms decrease in the short term and do not progress as quickly in the long term.

No one wants to live in pain. Pain can make everything – work, fun, even daily activities – intolerable. Contact Us today at Bozeman, MT Center to schedule a consultation and comprehensive assessment of your condition.

Let our skilled physical therapists help you reduce pain from your arthritis so you can live a better lifestyle.

FAQs

What causes arthritis pain?

Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries. It is also possible for arthritis to be caused by infections, such as Lyme disease, an immune system dysfunction, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or an abnormal metabolism, which can lead to gout.

What are the different types of arthritis?

There are over 100 different types of arthritis, containing monoarthritis (where only one joint is affected) and oligoarthritis (where multiple joints are affected). Some of the most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which develops from “wear and tear” of cartilage, and rheumatoid arthritis, which develops from overactive immune systems.

Is exercise good for arthritis pain?

Targeted exercises can help ease your arthritic pains. It is possible to maintain an active lifestyle while living with arthritis, but you may need some assistance. Your physical therapist will conduct a physical evaluation to determine what the best course of treatment will be for you. Your physical therapist will then guide you through prescribed gentle exercises that become more intensive as you progress in your treatments, in order to help you achieve your highest levels of physical capability.

What is the best pain relief treatment for arthritis?

Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of its symptoms. Physical therapy should always be the first method of treatment, before resorting to more aggressive procedures, such as surgery. In fact, in many cases, physical therapy can even eliminate the need for risky treatment methods altogether, such as harmful pain-management drugs or invasive surgical correction. If the condition is severe and surgery is required, physical therapy can also help you prepare and recover from your procedure