Miami physical Therapy – Osteoarthritis: How to relieve the pain in your joints
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of the joints. Patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) may experience swelling, pain and stiffness of the joint, usually hips, knees or the neck, although OA can occur in any joint. It is a common condition that is believed to be a problem of as many as 27 million of Americans1. If you are one of them, this article is for you. Keep reading to find out ways you can relieve the pain in your joints and get back on your feet as soon as possible.
1. Diet & Weight Management
For patients suffering from OA, it is absolutely necessary to keep their weight in check as well as avoid foods that can worsen the inflammation in the joints. Why is keeping in good shape so important? Because the more weight you carry, the more burden you put on your joints, making them weaker and prone to osteoarthritis. Making good health choices and exercising on regular basis (a daily 30-minute walk will do!) can significantly reduce the pain in OA-affected joints. What are the foods you should definitely stay away form? Avoid inflammatory products such as sugar, saturated fats and dairy. Go for foods that have anti-inflammatory effects instead – these include fatty fish, nuts, and green vegetables such as kale, spinach, or broccoli.
2. Physical Therapy
If you’re already suffering from osteoarthritis, Physical Therapy is your biggest chance at recovery and relieving pain in your joints. Our Miami Physical Therapy Specialist will work with you to lessen the pain and stiffness of the area affected by OA and improve its mobility and flexibility. Gentle exercises and stretching will help you reduce the pain and strengthen the muscles around the joint, taking some of the burden off of it. At our Miami Physical Therapy Center, after a careful examination of your condition, we will set you up with a customized treatment plan to make sure you achieve the best possible results and get back to your normal life. If you’d like to find out more about services provided at our facility or would like to schedule an appointment with our Miami Physical Therapy Specialist, visit our website or give us a call – we look forward to seeing you soon.
Hands On Therapy Services provides therapy at our outpatient Miami Physical Therapy clinic.. We accept group insurance plans, workers compensation, and Medicare. We also provide concierge services for clients seeking private, in-home therapy at great self-pay rates. For more information visit our website or contact us.
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