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.

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,