If you’re struggling with joint pain, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in four adults in the United States has arthritis, a condition that can cause joint pain.
There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints.
While there’s no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available that can help relieve joint pain and improve quality of life. One of these options is therapy.
Occupational therapy is a very effective way to help people with arthritis. Occupational therapists teach patients how to manage their symptoms and perform everyday tasks despite their pain. They may also recommend assistive devices to help with activities of daily living.
Physical therapy is also often used to treat arthritis. The goal of physical therapy in these cases is to reduce pain and improve function by strengthening the muscles around the affected joints and increasing range of motion.
There are a number of different therapy techniques that can be used to relieve joint pain. Here are just a few of the most popular and effective methods:
- Massage: Massage can help to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation, both of which can help to reduce joint pain.
- Heat therapy: Applying heat to the affected area can help to relax the muscles and reduce pain.
- Cold therapy: Applying cold to the affected area can help to reduce swelling and pain.
- Exercise: Exercise can help to strengthen the muscles around the joints, which can help to reduce pain.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy that involves inserting needles into the skin at specific points. This can help to stimulate the release of pain-relieving chemicals in the body.
- MPS Dolphin Neurostim to work on regulating the nervous system using an acupuncture approach. MPS therapy can release tension, adhesions, and increase circulation which will increase range of motion to restore function. MPS has been shown to improve pain response after therapy treatment for neck pain by 80% up to 48hours later.
- Ultrasound: Therapeutic ultrasound is one of the most commonly used modalities that clinicians employ to treat orthopedic and muscle injuries, and often used for pain relief. With appropriate use by a competent therapist, ultrasound can provide several benefits for treating strains, sprains, tissue healing and pain.
- Dietary supplements: There are a number of different dietary supplements that can help to reduce inflammation and pain. These include fish oil, turmeric, and ginger.
If you are suffering from joint pain Restorative Solutions can help. Contact a representative today to start living your pain-free life!