Swollen joints usually occur when there is a fluid increase in the tissues surrounding the joints. While the issue is common amongst people with infections, arthritis, and injuries, swollen joints can happen to anyone. Fortunately, physical therapy can help in bringing down the swelling, allowing you to move safely and effectively. Physical therapy at Enchantment Physical Therapy includes a package specifically for relieving swollen joints and allowing you to move more freely.
All swollen joints are treated differently depending on the problem and diagnosis. The nature and the severity of the swell will also affect the kind of program recommended. Physical therapists at Enchantment Physical Therapy understand that the needs of the patient are different. The treatment plan for swollen joints include:
- Improving patient mobility and restoring the use of affected joints
- Maintaining fitness
- Increasing strength to support the joints
- Maintaining the ability to performing activities of daily living
Usually, a treatment plan is recommended based on the underlying causes and impact of your symptoms. For instance, an injury-caused joint swelling can be brought down by applying a cold pack or ice. On the contrary, a joint swelling that causes your joint to look disfigured will need a more professional approach. In any case, the physical therapist will work closely with the patient to ensure progress is being made in bringing down the swelling and relieving any related pain.
A visit to physical therapists at Enchantment Physical Therapy will help you understand the impact the swollen joints are having on your life. After the assessment, you will start an individualized plan of exercise. While the focus of the plan is to reduce the swelling, you will also achieve improved strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The ultimate goal is to achieve optimal physical function while being able to notice the changes made over time.