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What is the purpose of physical therapy in arthritis?

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Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Assist in joint pain

Arthriits is a painful joint.
Physcial therapy can help or reduce joint pain by improving the range of motion of a joint or strengthening the muscles that support the joint. Strengthening of the muscles can improve a joints range of motion and reduce stiffness of the joint and help with reducing pain.

In brief: Assist in joint pain

Arthriits is a painful joint.
Physcial therapy can help or reduce joint pain by improving the range of motion of a joint or strengthening the muscles that support the joint. Strengthening of the muscles can improve a joints range of motion and reduce stiffness of the joint and help with reducing pain.
Dr. Gregory Billy
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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Strengthening

By strengthening the muscles, the joints don't have to absorb as much load.
Also we utilize "prehab" in older patients who eventually need a joint replacment to allow them to recover more quickly and be familiar with postop exercises.

In brief: Strengthening

By strengthening the muscles, the joints don't have to absorb as much load.
Also we utilize "prehab" in older patients who eventually need a joint replacment to allow them to recover more quickly and be familiar with postop exercises.
Dr. Charles Toman
Dr. Charles Toman
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