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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

Getting Moving Again

It may come as a surprise to you that total joint replacement patients are encouraged to get up and start moving around as soon as possible after surgery — as early as the day of surgery. When you are medically stable, the physical therapist will recommend certain exercises for the affected joint. Physical therapy is a key part of recovery. To ease the discomfort the activity will initially cause, pain medication is recommended prior to therapy. In addition, the physical therapist will discuss plans for rehabilitation following hospital discharge.

Treatment Options (Physical 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