Arthritis is a disease that affects people’s joints and is often characterized by pain and stiffness around the affected joint. Although most people instinctively favor their arthritic joints and avoid using them, not moving arthritic joints actually worsens pain and swelling while exercising an affected joint and the muscles around it can decrease uncomfortable symptoms.
Through physical therapy, arthritic patients may learn how to reduce their pain while performing daily activities. Ultimately, Taylor Rehab’s goal is to get patients back to the point where they can perform everyday activities without difficulty. A physical therapist can also help guide patients on how to exercise in way to minimize additional damage to the joints, so they can also benefit from a more active lifestyle.