Physical therapy, which also includes education, is one of the key treatments for limited joint mobility. A physical therapist will ensure that any exercises done are performed safely and will not lead to complications. Where patients are so restricted in their mobility that they cannot perform tasks of daily living, occupational therapists can help. These therapists will show people how to approach such tasks in a different way. To do this they need all the caring skills of emotional support, smiles and encouragement, as well as hands-on experience.
Having limited mobility in joints, apart from being painful, can be a frustrating experience. When immobility leads to depression, there can be a detrimental cascading effect on a person’s health. That’s why an important part of any treatment is emotional support and loving care.
In the most severe cases arthritis can prevent you from walking. Some arthritis patients need to use wheelchairs to get around, while others will use various walking aids. Arthritis in the hip, knee or ankle can severely compromise a person’s ability to walk. Where patients are obese and/or have other health conditions such as diabetes, the impact on independence can be considerable. The aim of any rehab therapy is improved well-being and mobility, including tackling the issue of limited mobility in joints.
I you are looking for inpatient rehab for you or your loved one suffering from any kind of arthritis, Haym Salomon Home for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Brooklyn NY is the best place. We are well-equipped to offer superior inpatient rehab, physical therapy and arthritis care. Contact us any time to find out more about our nursing care and restorative therapies.