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How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: PT for arthritis
A physical therapist can assist you with activities of daily living to reduce the stress on the joints affected with arthritis.
Also treatments like wax dips to deliver heat to the joints and other exercises can be taught to help you.

In brief: PT for arthritis
A physical therapist can assist you with activities of daily living to reduce the stress on the joints affected with arthritis.
Also treatments like wax dips to deliver heat to the joints and other exercises can be taught to help you.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Try anti-inflammatory supplements and foods: SAMe (need to take B-complex with this) or glucosamine. SAMe (not if bipolar or w/ prostate cancer) start 400 mg/ day up to 800 mg 2x/day. Glucosamine 500 mg 3x/ day. Capsaicin cream can help. Anti-inflammatory diet (find online) will help long term as can osteopathic manipulation (better alignment). FInd listing online at AAO or Cranial Academy
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: PT helps arthritis
Pt (physical therapy) is a great treatment for arthritis pain.
Ultrasound can minimize the inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Electrical stimulation/tens alleviates the pain associated with oa(osteoarthritis). Therapeutic exercises restores the range of motion of the arthritic joint and improves strength of the muscles across the arthritic joint. Goals of pt are to minimize impairment.

In brief: PT helps arthritis
Pt (physical therapy) is a great treatment for arthritis pain.
Ultrasound can minimize the inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Electrical stimulation/tens alleviates the pain associated with oa(osteoarthritis). Therapeutic exercises restores the range of motion of the arthritic joint and improves strength of the muscles across the arthritic joint. Goals of pt are to minimize impairment.
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