Physical Therapy for Arthritis

If you’re suffering from arthritis pain, our team at Mid-County Physical Therapy can help.

For the millions of Americans suffering from arthritis pain, physical therapy solutions provide an effective, drug-free treatment that will help increase your motion and flexibility while decreasing pain and inflammation in affected joints.

By minimizing discomfort, patients can restore their full range of physical activities, which in turn will help them maintain greater full-body health. 

Causes of Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint, and the kind of arthritis determines the reason for the individual’s inflammation. 

Juvenile Arthritis

Often referred to as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, it strikes individuals in childhood and can cause irreversible damage to joints. A noticeable limp when the child wakes up may be the first sign of this condition. Juvenile arthritis is a multifaceted disease believed to be caused by a combination of genetics and environment. 

Reactive Arthritis

Sometimes, the inflammation and pain of arthritis are the reaction to an infection in another part of the body; this is the case with reactive arthritis. The pain is usually in the joints of the lower body. 

Ankylosing Spondylitis

This form of arthritis occurs due to wear and tear on the disk between the spine’s vertebrae. Typical complications include neck and lower back pain and rare joint involvement. Both stress and genetics are factors for the disease’s progression. 


This is the most common type of arthritis in the world. Osteoarthritis occurs with damage to the cartilage between joints, causing joint damage, inflammation, and pain. The joints of the hands are frequent targets of this degenerative disease, along with the hips, knees, and spine.

Close-up of a woman’s hand and wrist as she receives physical therapy for arthritis

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Arthritis Relief

Movement and exercise are critical for arthritis pain, but inflammation and joint stiffness make this uncomfortable. Many people mistakenly believe that physical activity will exacerbate their symptoms and increase discomfort. Although it may seem to go against convention, using those joints and keeping the muscles strong and active will help prevent further damage. 

Wrist and knee pain physical therapy provides a safe setting for joint and muscle activity. This training is vital for keeping the body as healthy and active as possible. Engaging and strengthening surrounding muscles supports damaged joints and prevents further destruction. 

Role of the Physical Therapist in Symptom Relief

While there is no cure for arthritis, physical therapists play an essential role in helping manage your arthritis symptoms.

The staff at Mid-County Physical Therapy is made up of well-trained, fully licensed medical professionals who have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide your body toward wellness while reducing pain and increasing flexibility.

A physical therapist will review your medical file and note any movement restrictions or limitations. They will also devise an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs and concerns, complete with clear goals and expected outcomes.

Finally, they will provide the physical therapy solutions and encouragement necessary for you to remain as active as possible for as long as possible. 

Get the Relief You Need at Mid-County Physical Therapy

The symptoms of arthritis can have a devastating effect on your physical and emotional health. Make an appointment at Mid-County Physical Therapy today and take the first step on your path to healing, pain relief, and a higher quality of life.


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