Updated: Nov 15, 2019
The Keys to Improving Your Osteoarthritis Pain :
Do you or someone you know have chronic or newly discovered pain in a joint that is nagging or aching throughout the day? Some of you may have heard your doctor say at some point that you have moderate to severe osteoarthritis. In many cases this means nothing… meaning no pain, no discomfort, and you really dot even notice this is an issue. But in other cases, it does pose a problem due to the increased inflammation within the joint from the arthritis. Extensive research has proven that exercise is the number one line of defense for osteoarthritis. This is due to the exercise-induced anti-inflammatory effects that occur within the worked joint. Sure you can get surgery or injections but both can leave you over time with the same if not worse joint pain. Exercise has been proven to be the safest and most beneficial tool to combat osteoarthritis joint pain. What does this mean to you?
You may be thinking to yourself that you already exercise and are having the same if not worse pain. Sometimes general exercise is not enough, and your body needs a movement and exercise specialist to provide an individualized program just for you that contains exercises that will optimize your daily movement. At Pro+Kinetix, Dr. Ben Bagge assesses your overall movement patterns and identifies which specific exercises would be vital to you. I’m young and athletic, I can just work through it… False! Arthritis can occur at any age and in any population even the already highly active and although it is not an issue in many cases it can be detrimental to anyone having symptoms due to the chronic aching and pain from the joint. Don’t let your joint pain stop you from doing all the things you love and enjoy, contact Dr Ben Bagge about your pain and schedule a session to improve your performance in sports, the gym, and even throughout your daily life.
About the Author:
Dr. Ben Bagge, PT, DPT, CSCS is a Physical Therapist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and USA Weightlifting Coach and owner of Pro+Kinetix. Ben specializes in helping active individuals in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco get back to exercising and working out pain free without having to take time off or relying on injections/pain medication.