Osteoarthritis At-Home Therapy

Osteoarthritis is an inflammation in the joints that can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness. It can affect one or more joints at a time. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of a joint begins to breakdown over the years and causes bone on bone friction in the joint. Physical Therapy is a good way to begin treatment of Arthritis to learn the proper stretches and techniques of strengthening exercises to avoid further injury or irritation.


There are many types of arthritis, but for the purpose of this article we’ll discuss the most common, Osteoarthritis (also known as OA). OA is a joint disease that most often affects middle-age to elderly people and can involve the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and bone of the joint.

This arthritis tends to occur in the hand joints,

Rheumatoid Arthritis At-Home Therapy

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints that result in pain and stiffness. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis so it is important to manage symptoms and try to reduce disease activity. Below are different strategies that will help with disease flare ups and slow joint damage from medications to Physical therapy.

Christy Phillips Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis

Friends, today we bring you a story of grit and determination from a close friend of ours, Christy Phillips.  There really isn’t a better way to tell the story than from her own words.  Christy, thank you in advance for having the courage to tell your story.  We appreciate you unwavering spirit and positive attitude in the midst of your battle. 

Jennifer Anderson: Advanced Thumb Arthritis

Battling arthritis, Jennifer Anderson is a patient at our Cool Springs / Franklin clinic.  Unfortunately, Jennifer had developed advanced basilar thumb arthritis in both hands.  This caused a lack of grip strength and chronic dull pain with stiffness and minor tingling sensations at the tips of both thumbs.  The arthritis and bone spurs in both hands and wrists kept Jennifer from actively participating in work,