Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions in adults over the age of 65. Caused from inflammation in the joints of the body, arthritis often presents itself in symptoms such as painful, swollen joints and limited range of motion. Like many other types of degenerative pain (pain that develops as a natural result of aging), many people accept arthritis pain as their new norm.
Maybe that sounds familiar to you. Maybe you have been living with arthritis pain for years and have just managed to compensate for the painful joints and inflammation. But wouldn’t it be nice to not have that pain? Wouldn’t you like to get back to gardening, golfing and other activities you used to enjoy before the arthritis kicked in and slowed you down?
There are many types of arthritis treatment available, including options like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory nutrition plans. Take a moment to read through some of the arthritis treatment offered by our team at SOL Physical Therapy + Performance and contact us to learn more about how you can find relief.
Physical therapy as an arthritis treatment option
One of the most common options for arthritis treatment is physical therapy. Physical therapy focuses on building strength and restoring flexibility. For arthritis pain in the knee, hip, ankle and other weight-bearing joints, this can be an effective method of treatment. Strengthening the muscles surrounding an arthritic joint can help reduce the pressure and inflammation in the joint, thereby reducing the pain and swelling. Similarly, restoring the range of motion in that joint can help free any impinged nerve that has been causing you pain.
Anti-inflammatory nutrition plan for arthritis treatment
Arthritis is often caused by inflammation in the body. By adding more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet, you may be able to reduce the occurrence of your arthritis pain. Our certified nutritionists can help you determine the best anti-inflammatory diet for your lifestyle to help curb your arthritis pain between physical therapy visits.
Schedule your initial appointment today
If you are ready to take your life back from chronic arthritis pain, contact our team at SOL Physical Therapy + Performance today to schedule an initial appointment. We can walk you through the types of arthritis treatment options that are available to you. Our clinic is conveniently located in Oakland, California. Contact us today for more information.