Dealing WIth Arthritis, Physical Therapy Can Help

Approximately 27 million Americans with with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Osteoarthritis is a result of mechanical wear on joints, but studies have also show that not loading cartilage enough could also be a detriment.

“The key for cartilage is health is performing the proper kind of exercise to nourish joint and provide proper stimulation,” say Jacon C. Chun, ESPT’s Director of Physical Therapy. “What people don’t realize is doing nothing could be just as bad, or worse, than doing too much.”

In an article on Medical News Today, one of the non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis is physical therapy. By getting a custom exercise program from a licensed physical therapist, people suffering from arthritis can get guidance on lifestyle modifications and can modify pain by improving strength, flexibility, posture, and balance.

For more information on how physical therapy can help, please do not hesitate to contact us at Elite Sports Physical Therapy at 510.656.3777 (Fremont) or 925.452.4656 (Dublin). Or check out our website at www.espt-ca.com for more information.

We look forward to serving your physical therapy needs.