If you are looking for a highly skilled and compassionate group of physical therapists, the 07871 physical therapy office of Therapeutics Unlimited has what you need. The physicians in our multi-specialty facility are specially trained to treat a wide range of conditions or injuries that occur in children and adults. Therapeutics Unlimited, an outpatient physical therapy provider that offers expert physical therapy, has been providing sports rehab services and physical therapy for more than 15 years. If you have osteoarthritis, our team is here to serve you with the most advanced and innovative care.
Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The common arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative joint arthritis (osteoarthritis) while rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease with symptoms of tender, stiff, and swollen joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. It is also known as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. It is a condition that our 07871 physical therapy office has vast experience treating. Arthritis can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. In healthy joints, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. This cartilage allows the joint to smoothly glide during movement and acts as a cushion between the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. As OA worsens over time, bones may break down and develop growths called bone spurs.
Our physical therapists assist you with joint function, muscle strength, and fitness level. They understand the mechanics of bones, joints, and muscles working together, the problems that can occur, and what to do about them. If your condition is severe enough, surgery may be your best option for full function. Joint replacement is a surgical procedure recommended for patients suffering from advanced arthritis, those unable to manage pain symptoms through conservative treatments, and those unable to complete basic daily activities due to joint pain. To see which treatment works best for your arthritis, call our 07871 physical therapy office today.