Is physical therapy effective for wrist arthritis?

Even though medication forms the major part of treatment for arthritis, a customized exercise program will help relieve pain and fatigue while also helping to preserve joint structures and function.

The stiffness, pain, and/or swelling linked to arthritis can largely limit the range of motion of your joints. In such situations, avoiding physical activities due to pain and discomfort can result in significant muscle loss, as well as uncontrolled weight gain. Physical therapy that is done as part of an arthritis treatment plan can help enhance your joint mobility, increase muscle strength, and overall physical condition when at the same time helping you in maintaining healthy body weight.