Do you ever have trouble squatting down or get pain and stiffness with movement? Typically pain from arthritis is better throughout the day as your body warms up. Arthritis is a common condition that effects over 58 million people. Most people think this pain is a normal process of aging. Our Bellevue, WA physical therapy clinic helps hundreds of individuals per year with these symptoms. Our skilled physical therapists will evaluate your movement, range of motion, and strength and provide exercises and manual therapy to treat these symptoms.
What causes arthritis?
Though there are many causes of arthritis, we will list the different types along with their causes. It is important to remember that all causes of arthritis pain listed below can benefit from physical therapy and there is a lot that you can do to both reduce your pain and improve your function.
Age related degeneration
Poor movement patterns
How is Arthritis Treated?
Arthritis is a simple condition. It is the degeneration of the lining of the joint. Often times, the pain starts gradually and builds over time. This leads to decreased range of motion and loss of ability to move the joints. We treat this loss of range of motion first by performing manual therapy and massage around the joint to increased motion. Often times we can get improvements in range of motion in the first visit of physical therapy.
Once we have improved the range of motion we work to restrengthen the muscles surrounding the joint so that you can get back to the activities you love. We have specialized equipment and training to help maximize your strength and improve healing.
We also use movement retraining to help shift force away from painful joints and help you regain function.
Why Choose HIDEF?
Our physical therapy clinics have the the therapists trained specially to deal with pain related to arthritis. Our therapist perform thorough evaluations of the the joint, and all other joints surrounding the the arthritic area. We work with you in a 1 to 1 care model with a customized plan of care based on your specific needs. All of our clinics have equipment designed to be able to care for all types of arthritis. Though there is no cure for arthritis, we have been able to help countless patients extends the life of their joints and alleviate the pain associated with arthritis.
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Renton, WA 98057
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