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How does physical therapy help treat arthritis?

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You need to keep good range of motion to keep being able to do your daily activities. That's why increasing the range of motion of a joint is the main goal of physical therapy. Building strength in the muscles surrounding the joint also is very important, since stronger muscles can better stabilize a weakened joint.

SOURCE: Arthritis Foundation

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

SOURCE: Arthritis Foundation

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

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