Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is caused by a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage serves as a cushion between bones and helps distribute weight evenly across the joint. When this tissue breaks down stiffness, pain, and swelling develops in the affected area. In order to manage symptoms, physical therapy focuses on reducing pain and swelling, improving function during activities of daily living, and strengthening muscles around the affected area.
Greendale Physical Therapy can help you manage these issues, including:
- Manual therapies
- Modalities including heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation
- Patient education regarding activities, posture, and biomechanics
- Customized exercise program to improve strength and flexibility of the affected area
Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC helped me regain the strength in my ankles and feet to keep me walking and continue to exercise and golf. The staff are all well skilled, pleasant, and supportive. I would highly recommend them to my friends for PT. They are a great group!
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