Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the hardest conditions to live through and affects a vast amount of people across the globe. For many people, living with the pain and taking large doses of pain relievers seems to be the way they deal with the pain. However, rheumatoid arthritis can be helped with occupation and physical therapy. Here at LA Health Solutions, we have a staff that can treat all forms of arthritis and a wide variety of other conditions.
Healthy joints are the hinges of your body that let you move around and often we take them for granted. Physical therapists understand the mechanics of bones, joints, and muscles working together. They also know that problems that can arise within your body and what do do about them. If you have been newly diagnosed or even suffered for an extended period, seeing a physical therapist is best for your health. Here at LA Health Solutions, our physical therapists can check on your strength, fitness and how well your joints work. Afterward, they can devise you an exercise plan to help keep your joints as healthy as possible. Physical therapy has the power to help you improve your strength and flexibility as you heal.
Your individualized plan of exercise will do the following:
- Teach you proper posture and body mechanics for common daily activities to relieve pain and improve function.
- Show you how to use assistive devices such as walkers and canes.
- Recommend varying treatment options, such as braces and splints to support joints. Show inserts to relieve stress on the lower body, and hot and cold therapy to ease joint paint and stiffness.
- Suggest modifications to your environments such as ergonomic chairs, cushioned mats and more.
If you are in need of a physical therapist that truly cares about your wellbeing inside and outside of your therapy sessions, LA Health Solutions is where you need to go. We have a team that will welcome you in like family and gets you back to living pain-free the way you deserve.