How Physical Therapy Can Help Juvenile Arthritis

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Jul 01
2019

Most people think that arthritis is a single disease. This is not true. In fact, arthritis is a collective term used to refer to diseases which affect the joints. Some of these diseases include juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Generally, they are diseases associated with joint pains.

Juvenile arthritis is generally a bone disease that affects the development of bones in children. To be specific, this disease is mainly characterized by swollen, inflamed and painful joints in children. Fortunately, physical therapy is very effective in combating this disease.

Physical therapy is very important for juvenile arthritis patients. This is because it helps in the development of strong muscles. Having in mind this disease affects bones and joints, strong muscles facilitate smooth and proper movement of the joints. It’s also important to note that bones and muscles are living tissues. Physical therapy boosts the developments of these tissues.

Physical therapy mainly involves weight-bearing physical activities. When engaging in weight-bearing activities, your muscles are constantly pushing and tugging against your bones. This, in turn, leads to the development of strong bones and muscles. 

It’s also important to understand that weight-bearing physical activities are not only running or working out. Small physical activities such as walking and yoga will do the trick. This is because the main aim of physical therapy is to prevent the joints from being swollen and inflamed. In general, Physical therapy helps juvenile arthritis patients to develop strong bones and muscles which support the joints. 

To learn more about how physical therapy can help with juvenile arthritis, contact a physical therapist at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy in Queen Creek or Phoenix. A physical therapist may be able to help your child from relief from pain caused by juvenile arthritis. 

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Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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Phoenix, AZ 85029
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