Physical Therapy as a treatment option
Your Orthpedist will decide what the proper treatment for your joint pain is. One of the options may be physuical therapy.
Physical therapy can be helpful in the management of OA and RA. For example, a physical therapist may recommend: isometric (pushing) exercises to help build muscle strength without subjecting inflamed joint to excessive wear, isotonic (pulling) exercises to further increase muscle strength and help preserve function, daily walking, and using a cane or other assistive devices as needed