The natural thing to do when something causes pain is to avoid it. When it’s mere movement that is painful, however, avoidance may find you on the sidelines of life.

Rheumatology - Rehab & Physical Therapy

One of the ways to help manage the chronic pain from your rheumatic disease is to work with a physical therapist on a home exercise program that will gently get you moving your joints and muscles again and improve your quality of life.

Suggested treatments may include:

  • Aquatic or land therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Strengthening exercises

The goal is to help you develop:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation
  • Better quality sleep
  • General sense of well-being

Talk to your provider about rehabilitation and physical therapy for your chronic pain. A full range of options is available through the Center for Musculoskeletal Health at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute.

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