Suffering From Joint Pain Due to Arthritis? Talk To Our Arthritis Consultants
Stiff Joints? Swollen Joints? Bone on Bone? We Can Help
Arthritis affects over 50 million people in the United States and is the leading cause of disability, according to the Arthritis Foundation. It can affect anyone at any age and can be severely debilitating.
However, those suffering from this condition can take several important steps to alleviate their achy and stiff joints. Our program to address painful joints is comprehensive and unlike anything you have experienced.
If you want to put an end to your arthritis pain, contact our office today to learn how our program can reduce or even eliminate your pain! We at New You Health and Wellness are looking forward to supporting you.
What can I do on my own to help with arthritis pain?
Eating an anti-inflammatory nutritious diet can help relieve arthritis pain. Aside from avoiding refined carbohydrates, MSGs, and sugary foods (all of which increase inflammation), you should include delicious natural foods in your diet! Here are a few examples…
- Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids – Omega 3’s can help reduce inflammation and soreness. You can eat them as a snack or add them to almost any sweet or salty dish for an extra crunch. Examples are nuts, seeds, and avocado
- Ginger – Ginger aids in the reduction of inflammation and the alleviation of arthritis pain. It also enhances the flavor of almost any food, including meat, fruits, vegetables, and soups. Ginger in supplement form can be a great vitamin supplement for joints.
- Broccoli – Did you know broccoli contains an ingredient called sulforaphane, which has been shown to slow or even prevent osteoarthritis? That’s correct! Broccoli is delicious hot or cold, in salads and casseroles, or as a side dish. When trying to maintain a healthy diet, it is critical to consume plenty of greens. Research recommends that to avoid the goitrogenic nature of broccoli it is best to eat it steamed or cooked.
Why Should You Consider New You Health and Wellness?
Exercising on a daily basis will not reverse arthritis, but the right exercise cab help slow its progression and alleviate its painful symptoms. Our practitioners can assist you in developing a personalized exercise program that will help keep you moving and eliminate or significantly decrease pain. We can help you implement various stretches and strengthening exercises that are specific to your body to help you target specific areas of pain.
Our movement specialists and arthritis consultants have 30+ years of helping people with muscle and joint pain. They are professionally trained to assess your condition and recommend the best options for you.
How will New You help me?
The treatment programs can not only alleviate arthritis pain, but they can also improve your quality of life. Working with a physical therapist once a week can help you with the following:
- Biomechanical assessment– We can teach you how the way you are walking or even the way you are exercising is putting significant stress on your joints. By correcting these biomechanical issues, we can help you reduce or eliminate painful, swollen, and stiff joints
- Manual Therapy: Using our skilled, hands-on techniques to address soft tissue restrictions that can lead to pain and dysfunctional movement will help you relieve or eliminate pain.
- Softwave Therapy, a form of electrohydraulic TRUE shockwave therapy, helps decrease inflammation and pain. Most patients walk out after the first treatment with significant relief. Our shockwave therapy device penetrates deeper, is more powerful, and covers the most area in a shorter period than any other shockwave device on the market. Research shows it can be anti-inflammatory because its application can bring anti-inflammatory molecules to the area that is being treated to encourage pain relief and tissue healing.
- Muscle strengthening – Muscles surrounding your aching and stiff joints can help relieve arthritis pain if they become stronger and more flexible. But not all muscles should be strengthened; some need to be lengthened first.
- Increase Your Range of Motion – Lengthening shortened muscles that are putting undue stress on a joint can be very beneficial when the goal is to eliminate pain from arthritis. If you try to strengthen these muscles in their currently shortened range, this often leads to more dysfunction. Lengthening and then strengthening tight muscles contributing to movement dysfunction will decrease your pain levels and improve your overall range of mobility.
Can You Help With Bone on Bone?
The short answer is yes because “bone on bone” is a misnomer. It is an exaggerated statement of what is happening in a joint with severe arthritis or wearing away of the meniscus or cartilage in the joint. The more appropriate and accurate term would be narrowed joint space because if you were truly experiencing “bone-on-bone” in a joint like your knee, you wouldn’t be able to put weight on it or walk at all. It would be too painful. The fact is, the space between the bones is less than it used to be, and that is referred to as joint space narrowing. Joint space narrowing wouldn’t cause pain unless there was inflammation and breakdown of the joint surface. So lowering the inflammation with our unique and well-researched Softwave device, increasing stability and mobility with advice from our arthritis consultants, finding the triggers to your joint pain and addressing them along with biomechanical dysfunction, are the best steps to providing you with joint pain relief.
Are Cortisone Shots the Answer?
Recent research has shown that cortisone is correlated with more significant joint breakdown and could accelerate arthritis and, therefore should avoid as much as possible. Cortisone injections may give short-term relief but the long-term consequences increase the risk of further joint breakdown, more medications, and surgery.
Contact New You Health and Wellness today to get started on your pain-relief journey
One of our qualified movement specialists will design an exercise treatment plan to help you reduce your arthritis pain and stay as active as possible.
. Please contact our office to learn more about how physical therapy can help you live a pain-free life! Call 414 299 8121 to get your free 15 minute phone consultation and get scheduled for treatment ASAP.