How physical therapy treats arthritis in El Paso, Texas

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Arthritis is a debilitating chronic condition that causes pain in your joints. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis that wear down the cartilage in your joints, though the two most common types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Arthritis is more common in people who are older or overweight, though it can affect anyone at any time for a number of reasons. You should learn the symptoms of arthritis to know when you should seek professional health care assistance for treatment. Symptoms of arthritis may include:

  • Severe pain in the joints
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness around the joints
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite

Please contact your doctor if you notice that you have any of the symptoms listed above. He or she can diagnose your condition and recommend a treatment.

Treating arthritis with physical therapy

Treatments for arthritis often involve the use of medicine and corticosteroids. These can help reduce your pain and improve joint mobility, but they often come with many negative side-effects. For that reason, many arthritis patients also choose physical therapy for treatment.

Physical therapy techniques and exercises can help reduce arthritis pain and improve joint mobility without all of the side-effects you get from medicine and steroids. What’s more is that arthritis treatments at Border Therapy Services on Hondo Pass Drive in El Paso, Texas are always customized to your needs.

Depending on the severity of your arthritis, your age, weight and other relevant factors, your physical therapy treatment for arthritis may include:

  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hands-on therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Posture guidance
  • Weight-loss guidance and more

Contact Border Therapy Services in El Paso, Texas for arthritis treatment

Physical therapy treatments can help people who have recently been diagnosed with arthritis as well as people who have been living with arthritis for years. Contact us today if you’re ready to speak with a physical therapist about your treatment options for reducing arthritis pain and improving the range of motion in your joints.

Our Hondo Pass location:

4242 Hondo Pass Drive #110

El Paso, Texas 79904

Border Therapy Services serves patients from multiple clinics in the El Paso area. Please visit our locations page to find other clinics that may be more conveniently located for you.