Living with arthritis is not pleasant. In fact, it's a potentially debilitating condition that affects at least 50 million adults across the United States.
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, we provide care to help patients manage arthritis, preserve joint function and provide relief from the associated symptoms. Of course, the specific treatment for an arthritic condition depends upon the kind of rheumatic disease you have. However, our goal in every case is to help alleviate discomfort, preserve joint range of motion and reduce disability.
Arthritis encompasses more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect the joints, the structures within the joint and other connective tissues in the body. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms, with both disorders often affecting the joints in the ankles and feet.
Unique characteristics define each rheumatic disease, but all types include pain and stiffness around a single joint or multiple joints.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process that wears down the cartilaginous cushion within the joint. As the cartilage diminishes, the resulting bone-on-bone contact becomes painful. Osteoarthritis is generally confined to the joint itself, whereas rheumatoid arthritis involves a more widespread inflammatory and immune response, which can also affect the surrounding connective tissues as well as other organs.
Early and accurate diagnosis of arthritis and then physical theray can help prevent irreversible damage, slow the progression, reduce disability and increase the chances for successful treatment.
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments. You'll get a full evaluation of your type of arthritis along with a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care, and short- and long-term goals. You'll receive physical-therapy based on the therapist's evaluation and diagnosis. We're dedicated to presenting all physical-therapy options and delivering the results you hope for. For more information about how we can treat your arthritis, phone us today!
By Therapeutics Unlimited
January 16, 2020