We recognize that arthritis is one of the most commonly treated conditions at Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center. We use a variety of expert techniques to assist those who suffer the symptoms and side effects of arthritis. Arthritis Treatment in Edison at health Plus.
Over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families. These numbers are only going to keep growing unless we take a stand. The first steps in conquering arthritis are learning the facts, understanding your condition and knowing that help is by your side.
There are some important lifestyle steps you can take to prevent, limit or alleviate symptoms of arthritis including maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.
Common forms of arthritis are aggravated by obesity. Consider that every one-pound of weight loss results in four pounds of pressure taken off each knee. That’s significant relief, not to mention the other positive health benefits of losing extra weight.
Additionally, it is important to know that exercise is a cornerstone in the treatment of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. Walking, swimming, biking, yoga and stretching are good choices for exercise.
The benefits of exercise include:
• Less pain and stiffness
• Increased joint strength and range of motion
• Improved function and ability to do activities
• Potential delay in disease progression
• Increased muscle strength around joints to support and stabilize
Finally, exercise that increases your heart and breathing releases brain chemicals that reduce pain and create good feelings while helping to make or keep you fit.
For more information on an appropriate exercise routine for your arthritis, feel free to call us: (732) 494-5994
Address: 2114 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820