Physical therapy in El Paso, Texas for arthritis treatment

arthritis treatment el paso tx

It can be discouraging to be diagnosed with arthritis. Most types of arthritis cannot be cured and grow worse over time. However, some medical treatments that can help reduce joint pain and improve your ability to use your joints.

Arthritis causes pain by wearing down the cartilage between your joints. When this happens, your bones rub against one another. Medical treatments, such as medicine, corticosteroids and physical therapy, can help people with arthritis reduce their pain.

Arthritis is most common in people who are older or are overweight, but it can affect anyone for many reasons. Learn the symptoms of arthritis so you can know when you need to get professional treatment. Symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Severe pain in the joints
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness around the joints

Contact your healthcare provider if you notice any of these symptoms above. There are more than 100 types of arthritis that can be causing your pain, though rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most common types. Your physician should be able to diagnose what type of arthritis is affecting you to recommend the correct treatment.

Treating arthritis with physical therapy

Since steroids and medications often come with negative side-effects, many people with arthritis opt for physical therapy. Physical therapy treatments at Border Therapy Services have few side-effects because each treatment is personalized to the individual patient. Our physical therapists know just how hard to push you to help reduce your pain and improve joint mobility.

Depending on the severity of your condition and other relevant factors like age, weight and medical history, 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, TX for arthritis treatment

Are you suffering from joint pain related to arthritis? Whether you’ve been living with arthritis for years or only a few weeks, physical therapy can help you reduce pain and improve joint mobility. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover what our physical therapists have to offer you.

Our Central Office location:

3215 Gateway Blvd. W.

El Paso, Texas 79903

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.