Muscle and Joint Pain Relief
Are You Living with Muscle or Joint Pain?
If you have been noticing pain in your muscles and joints, you are not alone. In fact, as stated by the International Association for the Study of Pain, “Joint pain affects millions of people who suffer from a wide variety of ailments and conditions.”
Muscle and joint pain can leave you feeling limited in your ability to complete daily activities. Fortunately, physical therapy can help. If you’ve been living with muscle or joint pain, don’t hesitate to contact Back 2 Health Physical Therapy today to consult with one of our Sterling Heights physical therapists and learn more about our treatment plans.
How can physical therapy help relieve muscle and joint pain?
There are many different ways that our Sterling Heights physical therapists can address and treat your muscle/joint pain. When you arrive for your initial appointment, your physical therapist will conduct an examination to determine your problem areas and the best course of treatment for your needs.
Common techniques for muscle and joint pain relief include, but are not limited to:
- RICE: RICE stands for “Rest,” “Ice,” “Compression” and “Elevation.” Your physical therapist may recommend RICE to you to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Joint mobilization techniques: Balance boards are common ways to mobilize the joints and get you moving with ease once again. Working with these tools can help you improve your joint mobility, especially in your foot or ankle joints. You might also benefit from techniques that work to loosen and break up internal scar tissue, which can form over old injuries and cause chronic soreness and stiffness.
- Stretching exercises: Did you know that injured muscles and connective tissues are capable of healing and returning to their previous range of motion? It’s possible with the help of stretching exercises. These exercises are also excellent for preventing arthritic joints from becoming more stiff over time. Workouts and on a bicycle or treadmill may also be suggested by your physical therapist to stretch and strengthen certain muscles.
- Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy can be a beneficial form of exercise for people who are unable to bear all of their weight on their joints. Learning to do gentle exercises in the water allows the water to support most of your body weight. This is excellent therapy because it will allow you to move painful joints and rebuild damaged tissues.
Ready to get started?
If you have been living with painful muscles or joints, you don’t have to any longer. Contact Back 2 Health Physical Therapy today to get started on the path toward relief!