Pain Relief For Arthritis Huntington Beach, CA

Arthritis Pain Relief

Arthritis is a broad term that refers to the more than 100 types of joint diseases affecting over 50 million Americans every year. Encouraging news begins with the most current research for the treatment of many types of arthritis-exercise! This may not be as easy at it sounds because Arthritis can be a complicated condition. You may have tried various forms of exercise only to exacerbate your condition. This is where Our physical therapists can help!

Physical therapy is one of the most important treatments for arthritis and can make a significant difference in your joint health. Physical Therapists are highly trained and educated to provide you a treatment plan with a focus on:

  • Restoring natural pain-free motion in your joints through our aquatic physical therapy program or traditional land-based exercises, manual therapy or other treatment options
  • Improving muscular support and strength around your joints
  • Enhancing joint balance and function
  • Teaching you what to do to protect your joints from further damage
  • We cannot repair your cartilage but we can help to alleviate your pain, swelling and your ability to function and return to the activities you love.For more information, Contact Us at Huntington Beach, CA Center.

Here are some of the different conditions we help:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthtitis
  • Juvenille Arthritis
  • Pre and post joint replacement recovery

Physical therapy is a more holistic approach to treating arthritis. You may not even have to rely on your pain medications anymore. Our physical therapists are here to be your partners in your recovery success!

Did you know your diet and other health problems like diabetes can affect inflammation and your arthritis?

For information on the Arthritis Foundation, visit arthritis.org.

FAQs

What are the symptoms for arthritis pain?

Do your joints feel stiff, achy, or painful, especially when you wake up in the morning? If so, you may be experiencing the effects of arthritis. This is one of the most common symptoms of arthritis, but it is common to also expereince accompanying symptoms. Other sensations you may experience with arthritis include pain in the affected region, which may spread to surrounding body parts; persistent stiffness; inflammation; muscle spasms, joint creaking, clicking, or popping sounds; increased pain with certain activities, such as work or exercise; decreased range of motion in the affected area, abnormalities in gait, such as limping; swelling; weakness; and a warm sensation in the affected joint.

What are the best physical therapy treatments for arthritis pain?

Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of its symptoms. Your physical therapist will conduct a physical evaluation to analyze your joint movement, muscle strength, and overall function, in order to pinpoint the exact areas that are causing you pain. You will then be prescribed a personalized treatment plan, focused around your specific needs. Treatment plans will include targeted stretches and exercises aimed at relieving your pain and improving your function, in addition to any specialized methods your physical therapist deems fit. This may include manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound. Your physical therapist may also include additional services as needed, such as weight management techniques to help ease some stress on your joints, and/or posture improvement to relieve stiffness and prevent injury.

Can arthritis affect different body parts?

There are over 100 different types of arthritis, containing monoarthritis (where only one joint is affected) and oligoarthritis (where multiple joints are affected). According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone-on-bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. While it is possible for arthritis to develop in any of the joints, the fingers, elbows, shoulders, lower back, hips, and knees are among the most common.

Can arthritis be cured?

While there is no cure for arthritis yet, it is possible to alleviate arthritic symptoms by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination through physical therapy treatments. In some cases, physical therapy can even make it possible to eliminate symptoms entirely. For best results, it is in your best interest to consult with a physical therapist as soon as you begin noticing arthritic symptoms. The sooner they get treated, the easier they are to manage. Whatever type of arthritis you may be suffering from, physical therapy undoubtedly plays an important role in pain relief. In addition, it can also help you avoid the need for harmful pain-management drugs or invasive surgical correction.

We provide relief for various conditions for the following areas:

Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Fullerton, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Westminster, Irvine, Cypress, Anaheim, Brea, Tustin, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Corona Del Mar, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin Ranch, Newport Coast, Santa Ana and all of Orange County!