Arthritis

Individual Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Long Hill Township, NJ

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans in the United States who suffer from the persistent joint pain of arthritis, the team at Individual Physical Therapy in Gillette, New Jersey, can help. The experienced team offers a variety of comprehensive physical therapy options to relieve both chronic and acute arthritis pain and improve mobility in your hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, neck, and back. Learn more about physical therapy options for relieving arthritis pain by calling the office directly or using the convenient online booking feature.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause both acute and chronic pain in the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis-related conditions that affect people of all ages, including:

Degnerative arthritis

Degenerative arthritis is a condition that wears away the cushioning on the end surface of bone causing bones to rub against one another. This irritation can result in stiffness, swelling, and pain. Osteoarthritis is a common type of degenerative arthritis.

Inflammatory arthritis

This is a condition that causes uncontrolled inflammation and erosion of the joints due to immune system defects. Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are common types of inflammatory arthritis.

Metabolic arthritis

Your body produces uric acid as it breaks down food. When too much of this acid is present and the body can’t eliminate it fast enough, crystals begin to build up, resulting in a gout attack. Gout pain can be severe and even cause disability.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis can affect any joint in your body. As a result, you may experience joint stiffness and pain that ranges from mild to severe. Other symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain with movement
  • Pain following periods of inactivity

If not treated, arthritis can make it difficult for you to perform your daily tasks. Over time, you may become a candidate for a joint replacement or other surgical intervention.

How does physical therapy help with arthritis-related joint pain?

Your provider at Individual Physical Therapy can create a treatment plan that addresses your specific joint pain needs and mobility issues. Their goal in treatment is to get you moving again without limitations or pain. The compassionate staff can assist you in learning how to live your life how you want despite an arthritis diagnosis.

As part of your therapy, your provider can teach you specific exercises to increase flexibility and relieve pain in your neck, shoulders, back, knees, and hips. They can assist you with these exercises during your visit to the office and recommend you perform them daily at home.

At Individual Physical Therapy, the team can provide advanced therapies and hands-on techniques to decrease your pain and improve your function.

Learn more about physical therapy treatments to improve joint paint by calling Individual Physical Therapy or using the online booking feature.