How Can Manual Therapy Treat Arthritis Pain?

Do you suffer from chronic arthritis pain? Are you looking for a pain management solution that doesn’t involve narcotics? At One Accord Physical Therapy, with four locations in Arizona, we offer manual therapy services that can give you relief from your arthritis-related pain. Our staff has extensive training in manual therapy treatments that can reduce inflammation, promote healing, and help you recover from prior injuries.

Your options for pain relief

Manual therapy, also called “manipulative therapy,”  is a type of treatment that targets chronic pain, including, but not limited to, arthritis pain. Manual therapy involves manipulating muscles and joints by expertly kneading or massaging problem areas, stimulating blood flow to help you feel more comfortable. 

There are different types of manual therapies offered at One Accord Physical Therapy to help reduce your arthritis pain. Some of those options include:

Phycical therapy

One of the most common treatment options, physical therapy gently strengthens weakened muscles and joints that have been harmed from inflammation. It works by targeting painful areas with therapeutic exercises, balance training, and joint mobilization. Physical therapy also helps to improve your range of motion, making it easier for you to get around without assistance.


Massage therapy is another type of manual therapy that helps your arthritis pain. A skilled massage therapist will carefully rub or knead inflamed muscles and joints, increasing blood circulation. When blood reaches painful areas, you can start to feel better. Poor blood circulation will only worsen your pain.

Our experienced massage therapists can stimulate healing in your body while improving your motion and flexibility, relieving tension in the muscles, and even improving your immune system.

You can combine multiple therapies for maximum relief

Many of our patients find that they benefit most from multiple forms of manual therapy, as opposed to using just one. Bear in mind that not all forms of manual therapy have an equal success rate: some patients may benefit from massage, while others benefit more from therapeutic exercises. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms, current health, lifestyle, and medical history to determine the treatment that is right for you. Your specialist will then create a customized treatment plan that is designed to meet your specific needs.

You may require multiple sessions in order to successfully manage your arthritis pain. We will track your progress over time and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Learn more about manual therapy for arthritis pain

If you are tired of limited mobility from arthritis, you don’t have to live this way any longer. Contact One Accord Physical Therapy for an appointment at any of our four locations – Casa Grande, Phoenix, Gilbert, and Mesa – at 855-331-7522. You can also contact us or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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