The degenerative joint disease can be best described as a condition that attacks the cartilage. Cartilage is the hard tissue that is found at the end of bones. It is also attached to the joints which make bones to move. Degenerative joint disease is a common form of arthritis which also causes joint pain, especially in older people.
This disorder wears down your cartilage over time. As a result, one starts to experience a lot of pain due to bone damage and joint pain. Conditions such as Osteoarthritis exhibit almost similar symptoms although it has no known medical cure. Through undertaking therapy sessions at Parsippany Physical Therapy, you will be able to slow the condition from progressing. The damage experienced is irreversible but through our successful treatment plan, you will stop the progress of the disease.
The following are symptoms of the degenerative joint disease:
- Joint pain – this symptom is periodic and changes in its pain intensity
- Trouble in movement –this is when the patient starts experiencing muscle stiffness. Problems with the motor functions will get severe as the disease progresses.
- Inflammations – these may manifest in the later stages of the disease.
- Frequent joint aches
- Trouble completing simple and routinely functions such as dressing and lifting objects
With the effects of the above it is not uncommon for patients to go through:
- weight gain
At Parsippany Physical Therapy we will help you slow down the progress of the condition. You will be assigned a physical therapist in Parsippany, NJ to guide you through your physical therapy regimen. Physical therapists at Parsippany Physical Therapy will also take you through water-based exercises and gentle physical therapy exercises. This will help relieve your pain and any severe symptoms. Combating Degenerative joint disease with therapy saves you from the more aggressive treatments such as surgery. Visit our center for more information on the degenerative joint disease.