Treating arthritis with Physical Therapy in Horizon City, TX

arthritis in horizon city tx

Arthritis is a chronic condition that commonly affects the joints of people who are overweight or are growing older. The disease is characterized by joint pain that is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. This allows the bones in the joints to rub against one another, which causes pain and for the bones to wear down.

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are more than 100 forms of the disease that can affect people in slightly different ways. Since there are so many forms of arthritis, people of all ages and body types should be aware of the disease’s symptoms to know when to seek medical attention. Symptoms of arthritis may include:

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

Talk to your doctor about your diagnosis and your treatment options if you have any of the symptoms above. He or she can recommend medications and corticosteroids to help reduce your joint pain.

Medication and corticosteroids cause many negative side-effects though, so people with arthritis also choose to have physical therapy.

How does physical therapy treat arthritis?

Physical therapists treat conditions that affect your bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments. This includes all types of arthritis. Physical therapy for arthritis can help reduce joint pain and improve joint mobility without all of the negative side-effects associated with medicine and steroids.

At Border Therapy Services in Horizon City, Texas, we develop treatments for arthritis that are personalized to each individual’s needs. Physical therapy treatments for arthritis typically include:

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

Contact Border Therapy Services in Horizon City, Texas for arthritis treatment

If you’re suffering from pain related to arthritis, we would love to help you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve recently been diagnosed or have been suffering from arthritis for years. Contact Border Therapy Services today to schedule an appointment for arthritis treatment.

Our Horizon City location:

13650 Eastlake Blvd. #505

Horizon City, Texas 79928

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.