Joint pain can have a variety of symptoms as well as treatments. Most are chronic (long-term) conditions and the goal of treatment is to control pain and minimize further joint damage.
Combating arthritis most often involves a multi-pronged treatment approach, based upon your specific case. With the right health care provider, such as a Physical Therapist, and the know-how, you can battle the effects of arthritis!
Arthritis is a broad term that encompasses more than 100 diseases that cause pain, stiffness and swelling. These range from inflammation of a joint itself, to involvement of the area around the joint as well.
In other words, it involves the breakdown of cartilage within joints which causes pain, swelling and restricted movements.