Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain
It’s estimated that more than 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common types of chronic pain are in the back, hip, knee, or foot. Most individuals who live with chronic pain say they experience it most days or every day.
If you live with chronic pain that has lasted longer than 6 months, physical therapy can provide a safe way to manage the pain, while also treating the underlying cause(s).
Therapeutic physical therapy treatments can help:
- Increase mobility
- Improve muscle strength
- Enhance endurance
- Improve joint stability
- Expand flexibility
- Foster overall mood
When chronic pain is managed effectively, it can help improve an individual’s health, independence, and quality of life.