With arthritis comes unbearable joint pain. You may wonder what the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is. You should know that the main difference between the two is the cause of joint pain symptoms. Osteoarthritis occurs because of the mechanical wear and tear of joints, whereas rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the joints of the body.
When you experience such pain, a Physical Therapist is your best resort to help you get moving effectively and safely. At Kroll Care, we have experienced professionals who can diagnose, examine, treat and help prevent the symptoms of arthritis, which limits the ability of your body to move and function appropriately because of the pain.
Physical Therapy focuses on the body’s ability to move without pain once again. Movement, in this case, could be anything from climbing chairs, getting in and out chairs, playing a sport, walking in the neighborhood or engaging in recreational activities. The goal of our physical therapy sessions includes improving the mobility, restoring the movement of affected joints and increasing the strength to support the joints, maintain fitness to be able to perform daily activities.
What Can Our Physical Therapists Do for You?
When you come to Krollcare’s involvement, our professionals will develop an individualized plan of exercises to help improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination to achieve optimal function physically. They would teach you proper body mechanics and posture for daily activities to improve function and relieve pain. We will show you how to use assistive devices such as canes and walkers, recommend different treatment options including the use of splints and braces for joint support, and shoe inserts to ease any pain, hot and cold therapy to ease stiffness and joint pain.
We will also suggest some modifications to your environment including the use of ergonomic chairs or cushioned mat in the kitchen to relieve your leg joint pain and improve overall body function. Sometimes arthritis pain could also trigger Lower Back Pain Woodstock and we can help you alleviate the pain.
What Does Our Physical Session Include?
During a physical therapy session at our clinic, experts will teach you how to incorporate things in your treatment plan such as how to perform some exercises, how to use hot/cold compresses by yourself. Often, the visits are short and focus on how to identify the problems with your physical problems and the strategies you can implement in your home.
The key to the best treatment is to learn the physical exercises your therapist suggests and practice them often over time. Often these exercises are daily. This gradually improves the body joints and helps them get stronger while adapting over time.
When you visit our experts, discuss all your complaints and what you wish to achieve after the therapy. This will help our doctors design the best treatment plan for you. Depending on your age and severity of pain, your visits frequency may vary. For further information on our pain management services, appointments or bookings, feel free to visit us today.