Osteoarthritis or “normal degenerative changes” on most X-rays can be quite painful and affect many different areas of your life. The truth is most people will have OA at some point in their lives. There is good research to suggest that those individuals that are more active can actually reduce the severity of their OA as they age.
How Physical Therapy Helps Osteoarthritis
With simple movement mechanic corrections, lifestyle modifications, and possibly some diet changes OA can be managed very well without the use of surgical interventions. A PT exam can find out what areas are contributing to the worsening OA at the knee and then prescribe exercises to treat the source of the problem. Call us today to find out how we can help you eliminate pain quickly and get back to what you love to do!