Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can be helpful in the management of Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

For example, a physical therapist may recommend:

  • Isometric (“pushing”) exercises to help build muscle strength without subjecting inflamed joints to excessive wear
  • Isotonic (“pulling”) exercises to further increase muscle strength and help preserve function
  • Daily walking, using a cane or other assistive device as needed

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