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How Physical Therapy Helps Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

Arthritis simply put is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Common signs and symptoms include morning pain and stiffness, which gets better with walking, decreased range of motion, and pain while carrying basic activities.  Knee arthritis can make it very difficult to carry out the most basic activities and can be managed.

According to Orthoinfo, 2019, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative, “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older but may occur in younger people.

Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available to help manage pain and keep people staying active. There are a lot of management approaches documented for people suffering from osteoarthritis. However, physical therapy has been shown to be highly advantageous in managing its symptoms

 

Specific Physical therapy Approach

Physical therapy in the form of specific exercises, modalities, and devices tailored to specific patients can help in improving patients pain levels, range of motion, and to improve patient’s ability to carry out basic tasks like jogging, walking, running, sports activities, stair negotiation, dancing, and skiing.

 

All these and more can be achieved at our outpatient centers (Great Neck and Farmingdale ) as well as an In-Home setting to help maximize all potential and to improve quality of life and function.

 

 


https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/arthritis-of-the-knee/

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