Treatment for Arthritis using Physical Therapy

Are you suffering from the seemingly inevitable condition known as Arthritis?

If you feel or have been told that you have to live with it and that you should expect it because you’re old. I have some really exciting news for you. The pain and stiffness associated with Arthritis can be reduced significantly and can be managed optimally so that you can avoid unnecessary impairments and functional decline.

You can live with Arthritis or you can suffer from Arthritis; It’s your choice.

Looking up exercises for Arthritis on the internet is not the best approach. There are many different stages of Arthritis and a Personalized approach is critical to successful management. The very best thing you could do for yourself is to see a local expert in the examination and treatment of Arthritis, and we don’t mean medication to mask the underlying issues. At Function Better, we have Expert Doctors Of Physical Therapy who provide you with up to a 60 minute, comprehensive, personalized examination to determine the most advantageous treatment approach for you. It’s simple because we take all Insurances. 

Let me share with you some of my own expert insight regarding Arthritis. First of all, in my 20 years of clinical experience, Arthritis has been inaccurately blamed for pain more often than you might think. You see, just because you are a senior and you have X-ray evidence of Arthritis in your joints it does not mean that Arthritis is the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. Shall I tell you that I have had several patients who have had a total Knee replacement or a total hip replacement only to find out afterwards that the horrible pain and lack of mobility was in fact caused by an underlying spine condition. An expert Physical Therapist at Function Better has the very advanced skill set to tell you whether all of your symptoms or if even a portion of your symptoms are coming from your spine. Think about it, if you made the decision to have a total Knee replacement or a total Hip replacement because the pain was just unbearable and you were having a very difficult time functioning with ordinary daily tasks. What if? What if something could cut your pain level in half or even by 75% or even 95%. Would you still opt for surgery?  I think we both know the answer to that.

You see, even if Arthritis is the “only” cause of your symptoms, you could try something much less invasive and with significantly less risk. Did you know that there are very specific, hands on, skilled techniques combined with very specific, well executed exercises that could help you delay surgery for 1-5 years or perhaps save you from a joint replacement altogether? That’s What We Do here at Function Better.

Arthritis can mean disaster for your life or you could learn the best management strategies on the planet and live an amazing, fully functional life! The disastrous effects of Arthritis span far beyond local joint pain and stiffness. You see, if you suffer from pain and stiffness in your joints you tend to become increasingly sedentary or less active. When you are less active, every other sustenance in your body begins to decline. Your heart pumps less blood, blood vessels become stiffer and develop more resistance (blood pressure rises), all of your other organs, cells, and systems receive less oxygen, your muscles become weaker and less flexible, your bones become weaker, your balance becomes deficient, and your joints become stiffer than they were when you first started experiencing symptoms. All of these deleterious effects ultimately lead to your inability to perform normal daily tasks like walking, negotiating stairs, standing from a seated position, getting in and out of bed and the list goes on.

Why not just meet one of our experts right now? I have opened 7 Locations Throughout central New York, so we should be right around the corner from where you live. We offer free, 30 Minute, private consultations every week. What do you have to lose? I have met and helped thousands of people just like you over my career….and now I have a full team of experts and we sincerely want to help you too! You have my personal word that you will be so happy you called us.

Sincere Blessings to You and Your Family.

Dr. Joe Martin, PT, DPT, OCS
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Founder, Owner, & CEO
Function Better PT PLLC
Herkimer, Utica, New Hartford, Yorkville, Clinton, Rome, Oneida

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