Joint Pain Relief
If you’ve been dealing with chronic joint pain for some time, then you should know you’re not alone. Chronic joint pain is typically associated with arthritis, although there are plenty of other physical ailments that can lead to joint deterioration and pain.
Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability across the United States? According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million people live with arthritis. While it is possible for arthritis to develop in any joint, it most commonly affects the neck, back, hands, hips, and knees. It can also affect people of any age.
If you or someone you love is dealing with joint pain or arthritis, contact Delmarva Physical Therapy in Berlin today to learn more about our physical therapy services and how they may improve your condition.
Common symptoms of joint pain
Depending on what the cause of your joint pain is, you may experience a variety of different symptoms. For most people with joint pain, general discomfort is the most common complaint, but there are a variety of others, including:
- Inflammation and swelling
- Chronic pain
- Inability to grasp items
If you’re noticing any of the above symptoms, don’t expect them to simply disappear on their own. You also should refrain from relying on prescription pain medications for relief, as they only serve as a bandaid and not a long-term solution.
Thankfully, physical therapy in Berlin can help you ease the discomfort your joints are causing you.
What can a physical therapist do to help?
Delmarva Physical Therapy’s therapists are skilled, attentive, and compassionate individuals who know how to use a multitude of pain relieving methods for joint pain. Your plan of physical therapy will likely contain a combination of targeted stretches, exercises, manual therapy, and body mechanics.
Body mechanics involves teaching you the proper way to move, sit, stand, lift objects, and engage in other daily activities, without causing pain to your joints. The exercises will likely be low-impact to relieve pressure on the joints while strengthening your muscles, such as water aerobics.
Manual therapy is a kind of therapeutic massage used to often tissues and relieve pain associated with your joint condition.
Your therapist in Berlin will ask you questions about the type of joint pain you are experiencing, the times of day when the pain is worse, and any physical activities that you engage in on a regular basis.
They will also run through a series of simple strength tests with you during your first visit. These will be done to test your range of motion, balance, and posture. Using this information, they can help to create a customized physical therapy plan to help relieve your joint pain and strengthen your muscles.
Contact our clinic today
If you are suffering from joint pain, know that there is a solution to your problem that doesn’t involve harmful medications or costly surgery. Delmarva Physical Therapy’s therapists are ready to treat your condition and have you back to enjoying life once again.