Arthritis at Town Physical Therapy

At Town Physical Therapy, we specialize in providing comprehensive arthritis treatment to help our patients manage the symptoms of this chronic condition. Arthritis encompasses a range of joint disorders that cause inflammation, pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. At Town PT, our experienced therapists are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with arthritis through personalized treatment plans and innovative therapies.

Definition

Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness. It can affect various joints in the body, such as the knees, hips, hands, and spine. Arthritis is a common cause of disability, impacting millions of people worldwide. At Town PT, we focus on addressing the underlying causes of arthritis and providing effective strategies to manage pain and improve joint function.

Symptoms

Symptoms of arthritis can vary depending on the type and severity of the condition. Common symptoms may include:

  • Joint pain, tenderness, and swelling
  • Stiffness, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity
  • Reduced range of motion and flexibility
  • Joint deformities or changes in joint shape
  • Fatigue, especially during flare-ups
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks, such as walking, climbing stairs, or gripping objects

Living with arthritis can be challenging, but effective treatment and management can significantly improve quality of life.

Causes

Arthritis can have various causes, including:

  • Wear and tear of joint cartilage (osteoarthritis)
  • Autoimmune response attacking joint tissues (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Inflammatory conditions affecting joints (such as psoriatic arthritis)
  • Metabolic disorders leading to crystal deposits in joints (gout)
  • Infections or injuries triggering joint inflammation

At Town PT we believe, understanding the specific type and cause of arthritis is essential for developing tailored treatment plans.

Diagnosis

Diagnosing arthritis involves a thorough evaluation of symptoms, medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. At Town PT, our skilled therapists work closely with patients to assess joint function, mobility, and pain levels. Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI scans, blood tests, or joint fluid analysis may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis and determine the extent of joint damage.

Offering the most comprehensive “Arthritis” treatment

At Town Physical Therapy, we offer the most comprehensive arthritis treatment options to address our patients’ unique needs and improve their quality of life. Our treatment approach may include:

  • Physical therapy techniques such as therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and modalities to reduce pain, improve joint mobility, and strengthen muscles supporting the joints
  • Joint protection strategies and ergonomic education to minimize stress on affected joints
  • Assistive devices and orthotics to support joint function and reduce strain
  • Pain management techniques including heat/cold therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation
  • Lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise recommendations to support joint health and overall well-being

Our goal is to empower our patients with arthritis to manage their symptoms effectively, maintain joint function, and engage in activities they enjoy. At Town PT, we are committed to providing compassionate care and innovative treatments to help our patients live their best lives despite arthritis.

For appointments and more information, visit town-pt.com

Town Physical Therapy Locations:

Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ

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We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

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