Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in Plano, TX

Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in Plano, TX

Up to 70% of older adults experience joint pain at one time or another. The problem usually isn’t serious, but without treatment, joint pain can affect your mobility and quality of life. At Rise Physical Therapy, a part of North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine in Plano, Texas, physical therapist ,Daniel Kaminski, PT, DPT, and the Rise Physical Therapy team of specialists provide non- and minimally invasive treatments for joint pain, including massage therapy, cupping, and strengthening exercises. Call the nearest Rise Physical Therapy office today to schedule joint pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

Joint Pain Q&A

When should I see a doctor about joint pain?

Almost everyone experiences joint pain sometimes, but if your symptoms continue or affect your routine for over a week, it’s necessary to identify the cause. Some causes of joint pain, like arthritis, get worse with time. Treatment stops the problem from progressing and preserves your mobility.

When is physical therapy recommended for joint pain?

North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine refers you to Rise Physical Therapy if you have mild to moderate joint pain that doesn’t improve with at-home treatment like ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication.

Physical therapy encourages your body’s healing process, relieving pain so that you can return to your routine without surgery. The physical therapists at Rise Physical Therapy work closely with your orthopedic doctor to ensure positive results.

What does physical therapy for joint pain involve?

The Rise Physical Therapy team takes a conservative, minimally invasive approach to treating joint pain. They could suggest:

  • Range-of-motion (ROM) exercises
  • Dry needling to ease stiffness and promote blood flow
  • Massage therapy to reduce inflammation and encourage flexibility
  • Stretches
  • Strength training
  • Cupping therapy to relieve tension and draw blood to the affected joint

Joint pain often responds best to a combination of treatments. To ensure treatment goes smoothly, attend each of your appointments, follow your therapist’s instructions, and listen to your body. Rather than rushing back into your routine, take things slow and easy.

How long does physical therapy for joint pain take?

The time it takes for physical therapy to relieve joint pain will depend on how severe your symptoms are and their underlying cause.

The Rise Physical Therapy team usually recommends four to six weeks of bi-weekly treatment sessions at first. At the end of the initial period, your physical therapist reevaluates your injury and symptoms and adjusts your treatment plan as needed.

Will physical therapy make my joint pain worse?

After each physical therapy session, mild stiffness and discomfort are normal. Don’t be alarmed, as this means the treatment is working. Take ibuprofen and ice your affected joint to reduce inflammation. Get plenty of rest between your physical therapy sessions and avoid activities that could cause your injury to get worse.

Call the nearest Rise Physical Therapy office today to schedule joint pain treatment, or book your visit online.