Your joints support your body and allow you to move, and if you experience joint pain, you know how great it can affect your daily life. Joint pain can affect all joints in the body, but it most commonly affects the knees, hips, and shoulders. Joint pain has many causes including arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, gout, and injury. Thankfully, physical therapists are medical professionals trained to treat joint pain, with long-term pain relief as a primary goal.
Arthritis is a common ailment affecting millions, which is characterized by inflammation of one or more joints, causing stiffness and pain that may worsen over time. A physical therapist can create a plan specifically designed for you to help treat your arthritis pain. He or she will teach you exercises to reduce pain and ultimately protect your joints from further loss of use and mobility. Physical therapists are trained in teaching techniques to help you with your posture and household activities, such as climbing stairs, or getting in and out of chairs, that you may not even know may be affecting your joints.
Injury is another leading cause of joint pain. Injury to the bones, ligaments, bursae, or tendons, can cause pain that can range anywhere from mild to debilitating. Often, physical therapists can help heal this type of joint pain as well as they will teach you exercises that are easy on the joints, to stabilize the joint and strengthen the muscles around the joint. These exercises include low-impact exercises such as bicycling, or swimming that helps to relieve joint pressure. A physical therapist can also help to rehab injuries that have been surgically repaired with post-operative exercises as part of a long-term plan.
Joint pain is a very common condition that may affect your quality of life. The good news is, whatever the cause, there can be a relief. Physical therapy may allow you to prevent loss of use of the joints, maintain your fitness, restore lost abilities, and adapt to new activity levels. If you are currently experiencing joint pain, you can schedule an evaluation appointment and one of our physical therapists will work with you to create a personal plan of care to help ease your pain. Let Park Physical Therapy help you reach long-term goals of improved mobility, strength and endurance, so you can regain control of your life.
Did you know that you have Direct Access to Physical Therapy? No referral is needed. We offer the best Physical Therapy on Long Island where you can get help from our trusted and expert Physical Therapists. To start your Physical Therapy evaluation, call Park Physical Therapy at (516) 798-3789 today!