The term “arthritis” is often used to describe a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can cause pain and swelling in the joints. It can vary from slight stiffness to a disabling condition. Most forms of arthritis are associated with pain, either acute or chronic. Acute pain is temporary, lasting only a few seconds or longer and lessens when healing occurs. Persistent pain ranges from mild to severe and can last a lifetime, limiting your daily activities.
While there is no cure for arthritis, physical therapists and physicians at Sheltering Arms can work with you on specific exercises and techniques for reducing pain and improving your ability to function. As with many conditions, maintaining a healthy, regular exercise regimen can also prove to be helpful in reducing the pain associated with arthritis. Sheltering Arms’ fitness centers, structured fitness classes and warm water therapeutic pool are options for beginning and maintaining this routine.
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For more information on arthritis, visit www.arthritis.org.
If you are experiencing the effects of arthritis, call us at (877) 56-REHAB to schedule an evaluation with a Sheltering Arms physician or therapist.