National Arthritis Awareness Month

In recognition of National Arthritis Awareness Month this May, all of us here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East would like to raise awareness for this condition as well as to discuss the importance of treatment for overall quality-of-life. Conservative estimates put the number of Americans currently living with some type of chronic arthritis pain at just above 54 million, with that number projected to rise to upwards of 78 million by the year 2040. Whether you have already been diagnosed with arthritis, or wish to take precautions against developing it in the future, a physical therapist in Farmingdale is here to help.

The Most Common Types of Arthritis

Our team has amassed years of experience providing state-of-the-art treatment to patients suffering from all types of arthritis, the 3 most common being:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) – The most prevalent type of arthritis. OA is caused by the overuse of your joints, and frequently presents with such symptoms as chronic joint pain, prolonged stiffness, and, depending on where it affects your body, difficulty grasping objects, bending at the knee, or moving your spine.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – As an autoimmune disease, RA attacks parts of your body from within, causing consistent inflammation that can lead to sudden and severe joint damage.

  • Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) – A combination of psoriasis and arthritis, it is the simultaneous inflammation of the skin and joints. However, only a small percentage of psoriasis patients ever feel the dual effects of PsA.

Rest assured that no matter what type of arthritis you suffer from, there is a physical therapist in Farmingdale who is ready to help you find relief.

Physical Therapy for Arthritis

When it comes to treating arthritis, we are most concerned with preserving your joint health. We will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that may include any of the following exercises:

  • Manual Stretching

  • Weight Training

  • Modalities

  • Exercises Like Hip Raises

How To Find Us

Being that May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, we at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East feel that it is our responsibility to let all those on Long Island who are either suffering from or at risk for any type of arthritis, know that our team is here to help you live as comfortable a life as possible. Contact us today to start getting the help you’ve been looking for.

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