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Physical Therapy Experience in both Smithtown and Oceanside, New York are centers known known for providing the best services for its patients. A common issue many patients suffer with is joint pain. Joints are the ligaments that connects the bones together. Joint pain is caused by many factors such as injury age, mental health, and much more. Our physical therapists in Smithtown and Oceanside have found that many of the symptoms of their patients are:

  • Joint Redness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Tenderness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Limping
  • Locking of the Joint
  • Loss of Range of Motion of the Joint
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness

In Smithtown and in Oceanside, we focus on how to reduce joint pain for our patients by focusing on common joint stressors. In order to reduce joint stressors we first need to target why the patient is feeling pain the the area. Some stressors of joint pain are:

  • Excessive motion
  • Pressure
  • Weight bearing resistance with activity

Every patient is different so our physical therapists develop an individualized plan for each and every one of our patients to ensure their regimine is personalized. The main piece of advice we have for our patients is to simply be good to your joints. In both our offices in Oceanside and Smithtown we recommend that if you are feeling pain the best thing to do is recognize that and take action to solve it instead on continuing through the pain. Joint stressors can be caused by many things that can be easily overlooked as a source of pain. We recommend some simple tips such as:

  • Don’t sit or stand for too long of intervals
  • When lifting heavy objects allocate the weight to the uninjured parts of your body
  • Lose weight to relieve pain
  • Get some healthy exercise
  • Increase your calcium intake
  • Avoid eating fast foods
  • Take dietary supplements
  • Decrease your caffeine intake
  • Keep warm
  • Stretch
  • Wear joint braces
  • Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Experience is here to help and support you throughout your journey to recovery. If you are experiencing joint pain and would like to learn more about joint stressors come down to our office in Smithtown.


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