Arthritis Management

About Arthritis Management

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Personalized arthritis therapy. Our aim is to help you better understand arthritis while promoting safe ways to manage it effectively. At pt Health we help you to:

  • Learn effective arthritis pain management techniques.
  • Develop a customized exercise program.
  • Learn how to manage fatigue and stress more efficiently.
  • Discover real solutions to problems associated with arthritis.
  • Understand the role of nutrition in effective arthritis management.

What Is Arthritis Management

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Arthritis management therapy assists individuals with various types of arthritis as well as treating different severity levels of arthritis. Arthritis therapy focuses on helping you better manage pain, adopt exercise techniques, follow healthy eating guidelines, prevent fatigue, protect joints, and use assistive devices. Various studies have shown that physiotherapy, along with changes in one’s lifestyle such as exercise and weight control, can be very beneficial to people with arthritis. Arthritis therapy is focused on helping to improve your quality of life. It aims to help you better understand the condition while promoting safe ways to manage your arthritis effectively. Find out how we can help you. Schedule an appointment today.

Common Questions

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Some people are predisposed to arthritis, such as those who are overweight, have suffered an accident which resulted in joint injuries, joint overuse, as well as certain genes. Diet and lifestyle are also factors which can trigger the onset of arthritis. Exercise and a balanced diet are very effective ways to prevent arthritis.
Arthritis can be managed. You do not have to be a slave to this condition. Nonetheless, you have to change some aspects of your lifestyle to get the most out of the arthritis management program. Exercise and diet are important; exercise keeps you moving and doing daily activities, and proper nutrition ensures that symptoms are more easily managed.
Exercises are good for the body; they strengthen your bones and muscles, boost energy levels, and other health benefits. However, too much of a good thing can be bad. In exercising, it is important to design a program which is best suited for your fitness level. Any discomfort or pain is an indication that you are doing too much.
Osteoarthritis is medically known as degenerative joint disease and is most common in older generations. It is caused by the failure of cartilages in the joints, and such phenomenon can be very painful. Meanwhile, rheumatoid arthritis is chronic and inflammatory. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear and tear of the joints whereas rheumatoid arthritis can lead to the wear and tear of the joints.
The best way to know is to visit a specialist as soon as possible. As with most medical cases, surgery is always a last resort. When pain is totally unbearable an invasive option is considered. When you have a mild to moderate condition, an arthritis management program is often the most effective choice.
Taking supplements of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine and undergoing acupuncture can also help reduce arthritis pain.

Coverage Options

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pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare – such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461. At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.

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Research

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According to a new study, physiotherapy can be an effective non-surgical option for those suffering from osteoarthritis. Christopher M. Powers, co-director of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California, said: “Many times knee pain is associated with abnormal movement patterns that cause increased stress on the joint. “Arthroscopic surgery does little to correct the dynamic factors that may be contributing to knee pain and pathology. In a study presented by researchers from Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, it was shown that “people diagnosed with undifferentiated rheumatoid arthritis could have their disease outlook changed significantly if the proper treatment is given at the right time.” The study stresses the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis since this can considerably change the track of the disease.

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