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What type of physical therapy is used for arthritis pain?

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In brief: See below

Range of motion, ultrasound, paraffin, aquatic therapy.

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Range of motion, ultrasound, paraffin, aquatic therapy.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Heat and or ice is used for this.
Gentle range of motion exercises is used. One may need limited splinting. Orthotics may be used. Occupational therapy may be needed to assist with activities of daily living. There are helps to limit the pain of stress and strain on painful joints. There my be electrical therapy with medications driven into tissues and joints. See your pcp or rheumatologist.

In brief: Many

Heat and or ice is used for this.
Gentle range of motion exercises is used. One may need limited splinting. Orthotics may be used. Occupational therapy may be needed to assist with activities of daily living. There are helps to limit the pain of stress and strain on painful joints. There my be electrical therapy with medications driven into tissues and joints. See your pcp or rheumatologist.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Therapeutic exercise

Stabilize and reduce pain in the joint by strengthening surrounding structures.
Modalities can provide short-term relief but long-term therapeutic exercise and weight loss are best.

In brief: Therapeutic exercise

Stabilize and reduce pain in the joint by strengthening surrounding structures.
Modalities can provide short-term relief but long-term therapeutic exercise and weight loss are best.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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