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.
Arthritis is a condition where joints become stiff, inflamed, and painful. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA). The cartilage in the joints breaks down as we age due to wear and tear which can leave some joints with bone on bone contact.
The best treatment for arthritis is movement, along with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication if needed.
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,
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,