What is Arthritis?
There are two types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused mainly by wear and tear on the joints. This is usually from repeated overuse, or carrying excess body weight. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is painful and often involves the hips, knees, neck, lower back, or small joints of the hands. People tend to stop exercising and become immobile due to the pain from osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis definition
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the body’s joints. It can involve various joints in the fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, feet, and ankles. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease in which the body releases enzymes that attack its own healthy joints. This causes pain, swelling, stiffness, malformation, and reduced movement and function.
Treatment for your arthritis pain
Physical therapy at our Clark, NJ facility can help treat your arthritis symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call the staff to book an appointment. Our physical therapist can help you enjoy life without pain or suffering.