Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Arthritis and fibromyalgia can be full-body issues – the joints and muscles that are affected by these conditions can be anywhere and everywhere in the body all at once and can make it so that even the slightest movement is incredibly painful.
Fibromyalgia is a very common complaint that involves soreness and tenderness in the muscles (among other symptoms). While there is no cure, it has been shown time and again that physical therapy can alleviate the symptoms, particularly the muscle pain and tenderness that can cause other issues like insomnia. In addition, relieving the pain and tenderness can enable sufferers to better focus and reduce fatigue.
Arthritis is similarly common, particularly as we age. The two most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) which is when joint cartilage and/or bone begins to break down and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic inflammation of the joints. Arthritis cannot be cured, but it can be treated and your life does not necessarily need to be severely impacted.
The pain caused by arthritis can be managed very effectively by physical therapy: improving the flexibility of joints and strengthening muscles can bring better mobility and reduced pain in even established cases.
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