Physical therapy in El Paso, Texas for arthritis treatment

arthritis treatment in el paso tx

Arthritis is a chronic condition that affects millions of people across the world every year. It causes pain in the joints by wearing down the cartilage between your bones, allowing your bones to rub against one another. Most people with arthritis are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, but there are more than 100 types of the disease that can affect people in slightly different ways.

Those at highest risk for arthritis include seniors and people who are overweight. However, arthritis can affect all kinds of people for a number of reasons, so it’s important to be aware of its symptoms to know when you need to get help. Symptoms of arthritis may include:

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

Contact your healthcare provider if you notice any of the symptoms above. He or she can diagnose your arthritis and recommend treatment.

Medication and corticosteroids are some of the main treatments for arthritis that many doctors prescribe. These treatments come with negative side-effects though, so people with arthritis also elect for physical therapy as a treatment.

How a physical therapist helps treat arthritis

Unlike medication and steroids, physical therapy does not come with a bunch of negative side-effects. Physical therapists develop customized treatments for each patient, so our treatment will be designed to push you just hard enough but not too hard that it will cause harm.

The goal of physical therapy for arthritis is to reduce the pain in your joints and improve your ability to use your joints with less limitation. Physical therapy treatments for arthritis often include:

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

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

The physical therapists at Border Therapy Services on Redd Road in El Paso, Texas have helped patients with all kinds of conditions, including arthritis. Contact us today if you would like to speak with one of our physical therapists about your arthritis treatment options.

Our Redd Road location:

836 Redd Road #B

El Paso, Texas 79912

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.