Let our doctors provide your Naples arthritis diagnosis and treatment. If you have sore, stiff joints, we can assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and prescribe therapies and treatments that lessen your pain and allow you to live a more active life. We may be able to help you improve mobility, rebuild strength, and regain your full independence.
At Naples Community Injury Center, our doctors understand the limitations arthritis and other joint pain conditions can cause. We want to help you find the therapies and solutions you need to increase your quality of life. Contact us today at (239) 631-5445 to get started.
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Understanding Arthritis and Why It Is So Painful
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis are the top cause of disability. We often see patients who cannot participate in their favorite activities, get around without pain, or even handle many self-care tasks because of their arthritis symptoms.
Generally, our team helps patients deal with the symptoms of two types of arthritis:
Osteoarthritis is what most people think about when discussing the condition. The sufferer has one or more joints that are stiff, painful, and sometimes swollen. Symptoms get worse with use and improve with rest. Some of the most commonly affected joints include the knees, hands, fingers, wrists, and hips. Any joint can develop osteoarthritis, though.
This type of arthritis usually occurs because of injury, repeated stress on the joint, or age. It is generally considered a wear and tear injury, although many cases are not preventable and occur with normal activity.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are both types of inflammatory arthritis. Patients report swelling, pain, and inflammation in multiple joints and nearby tissue. This can lead to chronic pain and disability in one area of the body or affect many areas. Overuse or a joint injury does not cause this condition.
We Diagnose and Treat Arthritis From Our Naples Clinic
Our team assesses your symptoms, provides a diagnosis, and develops a treatment plan to ease your pain, joint stiffness, and other concerns. Each plan depends on your unique needs and addresses your specific diagnosis and symptoms. Keep reading to explore more about how this process works.
Naples Arthritis Diagnosis
Our initial intake examination aims to ensure we understand your condition, symptoms, and goals. During this exam, our doctors take steps to diagnose your condition. This could include:
- Taking a thorough medical history
- Conducting a physical examination to check for swelling
- Observing you moving the affected joints
- Blood tests
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if necessary
- Ultrasounds if necessary
Naples Arthritis Treatment
Physical therapy techniques are the main focus of our treatment plans for those with arthritis. Learning exercises to build strength, regain range of motion, and alleviate pain are pivotal to managing your arthritis and returning to an active and independent lifestyle.
We also use numerous other treatments, therapies, and techniques to address chronic pain, stiffness, inflammation, and injuries. The exercises we prescribe in your case will depend greatly on your diagnosis, needs, and goals.
Ultimately, we want our patients to be as healthy as possible. We know how difficult it can be to exercise and build muscle with arthritis pain and joint stiffness, though. Fortunately, you can count on our team to develop a plan that addresses your symptoms and allows you to build a stronger and healthier body.
Get Arthritis Help From Our Naples Community Injury Center Team
The Naples Community Injury Center team has more than 60 years of combined experience helping patients get the care they need for pain, stiffness, inflammation, and other symptoms. We work together as a team to meet every patient’s unique needs and allow them to get the most benefit out of the treatments we provide.
From your initial intake examination until your therapy is complete and we move on to a maintenance plan to increase your strength and wellness overall, our team is there to support and guide you. We have helped many patients regain mobility and independence or prevent them from losing them due to their diagnosis.
We also serve patients who suffer injuries from car accidents, falls, and other incidents. This could help prevent arthritis from developing in injured joints or allow us to notice the signs and address the issue quickly before pain and stiffness become a chronic problem.
What Treatments and Therapies Do the Doctors Prescribe for Arthritis?
Our therapies generally focus primarily on chiropractic care and physiotherapy. When it comes to arthritis management, most of the prescribed treatments fall under the physical therapy category. These therapies could include:
- Massage therapy
- Resistance training
- Electrical stimulation (ES)
- Infrared light therapy
- Exercise therapy
- Spinal manipulation for arthritis in the back or neck
- Gait training
- Muscle energy techniques (MET)
Our goal is to help our patients reduce pain and inflammation, making it easier to participate in their previous activities and return to their usual quality of life. In addition to therapies and treatments, we also teach coping mechanisms for managing pain and advise lifestyle changes that enable them to improve their health and wellness despite their diagnosis.
Since arthritis is a chronic condition, patients typically require ongoing care. However, your care plan will change and adapt as you reduce symptoms and increase your strength. Our doctors regularly assess each patient to track progress and alter their plan to best address their needs.
Talk to Our Team About Your Naples Arthritis Symptoms Today
If you believe your joint stiffness, chronic pain, and inflammation might be arthritis, our doctors at the Naples Community Injury Center can help. We provide diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in Naples and nearby areas. We are currently accepting new patients.