Premier Performance Physical Therapy

Joint Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Sugar Land, Katy and Pearland, TX

Joint Physical Therapy services offered in Sugar Land, Katy and Pearland, TX

Physical therapy can significantly improve your pain and mobility levels when you have a joint injury or disorder. If you have joint problems, visit the Premier Performance Physical Therapy team in Sugar Land, Texas. They provide comprehensive joint physical therapy for patients with acute injuries, chronic conditions like arthritis, and those recovering from surgery. Call Premier Performance Physical Therapy of Sugarland, Katy, or Pearland TX today or request a consultation via the online booking form to benefit from expert joint physical therapy.

What is joint physical therapy?

Physical therapy is essential to your pain management program when you have chronic joint problems. It can also help you recover from sports injuries and other acute conditions affecting the joints, and supports your recovery after joint surgery.

Joint pain and mobility problems make daily activities challenging. Many people with knee and hip problems have difficulty getting out of bed or walking. Brushing your hair can be agony or even impossible when you have shoulder pain. If you have joint pain in your hands, you might struggle to use a keyboard or have trouble gripping.

Physical therapy helps reduce joint pain, improve mobility, and prevent incurable joint conditions from worsening.

What joint conditions benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy is beneficial for most joint conditions. Problems the Premier Performance Physical Therapy team sees frequently include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis (tendon inflammation)
  • Bursitis (inflamed bursae – fluid-filled sacs in the joints)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other knee sprains
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Sprained ankles
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
  • Sacroiliitis (inflamed sacral joints)
  • Dislocations

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of long-term joint pain and disability. It develops when years of joint use wear away the cartilage, a tough, slippery coating protecting your bones. The raw bones rub together, roughen, and create friction. Inflammation, pain, stiffness, and weakness follow.

Osteoarthritis isn’t curable, but a comprehensive treatment plan can help you manage the symptoms more effectively. Joint physical therapy also plays a vital part in injury and postsurgical rehabilitation. It stops muscles, tendons, and ligaments from weakening and shortening, which can happen when you have a cast or brace on a joint.

In addition, joint physical therapy improves your circulation, so the injured joint receives plenty of oxygen, growth factors, and nutrients for better healing.

What joint physical therapy might I need?

Joint pain treatment varies depending on why you need physical therapy and things like your age and other health concerns. Treatments that could be in your joint physical therapy plan include:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Exercise programs
  • Joint mobilization
  • Heat and ice
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Assistive and adaptive devices
  • Electrotherapy
  • Thermotherapy (heat therapy)
  • Laser therapy
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan to fit their needs, abilities, and goals.

Call Premier Performance Physical Therapy today or book an appointment online to discover the benefits of joint physical therapy.