Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness, pain and difficulty moving the joints. RA is caused by an overactive immune system that mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. This causes inflammation in the joints, which can decrease their mobility.
RA affects 1.3 million Americans, 70% of which are women!
– Environmental trigger or infectious bacteria
– Other-Female hormones, stress
– Physical and Occupational therapy
– Meditation, Alternative medicine
How can PT help?
Activity and exercise can improve mobility of joints through stretching; strengthening of the muscles surrounding your joints, pain relieving modalities, and safe techniques to prevent injury. Talk with your healthcare provider today regarding treatment for your RA!
We treat rheumatoid arthritis in the 34711 area!