Rehabilitation to Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is both a painful and debilitating disease and is so prevalent that according to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 20 percent of adults in the United States report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Research shows* it can be so painful that it causes many to leave the workforce early. The good news is that our rehabilitation programs can help those diagnosed with arthritis, manage the pain and other debilitating side effects to lead healthy, active lifestyles.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting approximately 26 9 million Americans. It is described as the breakdown and loss of a joint’s cartilage. Cartilage covers the ends of the bones in the joint. When cartilage breaks down, the bones rub against each other and become rough and may even over-grow (developing bone spurs) resulting in joint pain, aching stiffness and swelling. The Arthritis Foundation says OA typically affects only certain joints, such as the hips, hands, knees, lower back and neck.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the most serious form affecting approximately 1.3 million Americans. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the onset of RA is usually middle age, but it often occurs in the 20s and 30s. It is described as an inflammation of the lining of the joints and can lead to long-term joint damage, chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is any form of arthritis, or arthritis-related condition that develops in teenagers or children under the age of 18. Common symptoms of JA include the usual -- pain, swelling, tenderness and stiffness of joints, causing limited range of motion.


Gout and Fibromyalgia are other common rheumatic conditions associated with arthritis. An estimated 3.0 million adults have gout (uric acid build up in joints), and another 5.0 million suffer from fibromyalgia (tender points in joints, muscles, tendons and soft tissues).

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