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Helping Arthritic Joints

Exercise may not be on the minds of arthritis sufferers, but it may be just the thing to help ease their pain. Not only is regular exercise the best way to prevent pain from occurring in arthritic in the first place, but those who exercise regularly also recover faster from existing arthritic pain. 

Joint surfaces are covered with a material called articular cartilage, which is responsible for allowing joints to glide smoothly and painlessly. When the cartilage breaks down due to arthritis, it initiates a lot of the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Exercise, however, increases the pumping action of fluid called synovial fluid that protects, provides nutrients, and removes waste products from the articular cartilage.

Here at our facility we are pleased to provide a wide range of personalized physical therapy treatments, laser therapy, and an innovative program for active seniors. Whether you suffer from arthritis, back or neck pain, or are recovering from an injury or surgical procedure, we offer a safe and welcoming environment for your recovery. Call 949-429-3220 to learn more. We are located at 27136 B Paseo Espada, suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P. S. Stationary bicycling, which keeps joints active and mobile, is a good form of exercise for arthritis sufferers, as well as for conditioning the thigh muscles to maintain their strength and protect the knee from further injury.