Arthritis Pain Relief in Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Roy
Wasatch Peak Physical Therapy specializes in the treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis. Our physical therapy treatments are designed to relieve joint pain and reduce arthritis progression on the joints. Arthritis can make it challenging for individuals to enjoy their day-to-day activities. Pain can increase with time, and some people can lose mobility in the joints. If you live with arthritis or osteoarthritis, contact one of our four Northern Utah physical therapy locations to schedule a consultation.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis causes swelling, tenderness, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints. While arthritis refers to joint inflammation, there are well over 100 conditions that can impact the joints and tissues surrounding the joints. Arthritis symptoms worsen with age but can be managed with the right treatments, including physical therapy modalities.
Common Arthritis Symptoms
Early treatment of arthritis can slow the progression of the disease. Slowing down the disease will reduce the risk of additional joint pain problems in the knees, shoulders, and hips. Patients experiencing arthritis often feel one or several symptoms, including:
- Swelling, inflammation, and redness of joints
- Limited range of motion or joint function
- Loss of cartilage and bone density
- Morning stiffness
- Tingling and numbness
- Weight loss and loss of appetite
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Locking of the joints
Types of Arthritis
Arthritis can occur at any age, making it difficult to perform routine tasks. Many patients dealing with arthritis have chronic pain and cannot climb stairs, and struggle to get out of bed. Arthritis is a common condition, but several types of arthritis and underlying conditions lead to similar pain and stiffness. Commonly known types of arthritis include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Infectious arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common types of arthritis. When osteoarthritis occurs, damage to the cartilage in the joints occurs. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body starts to attack the joints’ lining due to the immune system responding to infection. Rheumatoid arthritis often causes joint inflammation, redness, tenderness, and swelling. While arthritis can occur at any age, some risk factors increase the likelihood of developing symptoms, including:
- Repetitive motion activities
Treatments for Arthritis
Arthritis does not have a cure, but there are treatments to slow the disease and prevent it from causing problems to other joints. At Wasatch Peak Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating the root condition of arthritis problems, not masking the pain with medications. We want to provide our patients with long-term pain relief. With the right physical therapy treatments for arthritis, we can restore mobility to the joints and prevent additional joint pain and mobility issues. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and live pain-free!