Arthritis can be a crippling and painful condition, often times only worsening as time goes on. Stiff joints, painful swelling, and tight muscles can lead to long-term discomfort and decreased mobility. Pain medication can help manage arthritic joints but offer little relief from long-term arthritis pain and provide minimal improvement with your limitations. Brian Center Southpoint offers a variety of modalities which help to decrease pain, increase joint mobility, and accelerate healing for long-term relief of your pain.
Therapeutic Ultrasound Arthritis Treatments
Therapeutic ultrasound (US) is a physical agent modality that produces high frequency sound waves for thermal (heating) and subthermal (healing) effects on tissue. Ultrasound application is indicated to increase metabolism, increase tissue healing, decrease muscle spasm, increase collagen elasticity, increase blood flow, promote edema reduction, pain reduction, and tone reduction.
Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy in Durham
Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy (PSWD) produces electromagnetic energy which is applied as a pulsed electromagnetic field to the tissue to be treated. PSWD is often referred to as electromagnetic therapy and can be applied as thermal or subthermal. Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy is indicated for surgical and post traumatic pain and edema, wound healing, ligament healing, osteoarthritis, pain reduction, increasing blood flow, and collagen.
Electrotherapy for Arthritis
Electrotherapy (ESTIM) uses alternating or direct current waveforms applied through electrodes to the body can help with pain and edema reduction, enhanced tissue healing, muscle and nerve reeducation.
If you think that any of these treatments are right for you or a loved one, contact Brian Center Southpoint today to learn more about how we can help treat your arthritis.