Treating arthritis with physical therapy in El Paso, Texas

treating arthritis pain in el paso tx

People are at a higher risk for arthritis as they get older or gain too much weight. Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain and immobility in one or more of your joints. Although arthritis is most common in seniors and people who are overweight, it can affect anyone at any time.

More than 100 types of arthritis can affect you, though the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms of each type of arthritis may develop differently and affect different parts of your body, but generally, you should be on the lookout for:

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

You may have some form of arthritis if you display any of the symptoms above. Please contact your healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment recommendation. Treatments usually involve medication and corticosteroids, but you may also benefit from physical therapy.

How physical therapy helps people with arthritis

Physical therapists specialize in treating your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Since arthritis affects your joints and cartilage, physical therapists can help you treat your pain and improve your mobility.

Treatments for arthritis at Border Therapy Services in El Paso, Texas look different for each patient because we develop treatments based on your personal needs and factors like age, weight and medical history. Many of our arthritis treatments 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

The physical therapists at Border Therapy Services on Trawood Drive in El Paso, Texas can help people with all types of arthritis improve their quality of life. Please, contact us today if you would like to talk to a physical therapist about reducing your arthritis pain and improving your ability to use your joints.

Our Trawood location:

2280 Trawood Drive

El Paso, Texas 79935

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