How to find chronic arthritis treatment in Saint Charles, MO

Chronic Arthritis Treatment

Degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis, is an age-related, nonreversible condition that affects millions of people each year. While some people diagnosed with arthritis only have to deal with occasional aches, pains and stiffness, for others, the symptoms can be more severe and lead to chronic pain.

If your everyday activities, from work to family time, are being interfered with by arthritis, it’s important to keep a positive attitude. There are a broad range of effective chronic arthritis treatments out there, including physical therapy. Excel Sports and Physical Therapy wants to help patients in Saint Charles, Missouri and the surrounding region successfully manage their arthritis-related symptoms. Take some time to read the following information and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to learn more.   

How does physical therapy treat chronic arthritis?

As a condition closely related to the natural aging process, there is no cure for arthritis. The goal of chronic arthritis treatment should be to reduce pain and improve mobility to maximize a person’s quality of life. Physical therapy is a medical discipline that is designed to do that.

A licensed and credentialed physical therapist can assess painful movements and develop a treatment plan to loosen up restrictive joints, reduce inflammation, strengthen supporting muscles and relieve nerve compression. Common treatment methods include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Strength and stability exercises
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization

Your therapist can also give you instruction regarding exercises and treatments, such as hot/cold compression therapy, that you can perform at home to augment your in-office sessions.

Get in touch with the experts at Excel

With a state-of-the-art clinic in Saint Charles and 10 more in the greater St. Louis region, we’re proud to serve local patients looking for chronic arthritis treatment. Our highly educated and experienced clinicians bring decades of combined experience with them and are passionate about delivering personalized care. We’ll answer your questions and find out your goals for activity and quality of life to build a plan that is centered around your needs.

To learn more about how we can help you reclaim a better quality of life, contact us today and schedule your initial appointment with a member of our caring team.