Living With Pain? Turn to Physical Therapy Before Opioids
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Living With Pain? Turn to Physical Therapy Before Opioids

Did You Know You Could Benefit More From Physical Therapy than Opioids? Physical therapy can help you govern your pain without drugs, giving you a chance to break away from your reliance on opioids. Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply…

The Importance of Seeking the Help of a Physical Therapist Before Turning to Opioids
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The Importance of Seeking the Help of a Physical Therapist Before Turning to Opioids

At Activa Physical Therapy, we stand with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional organizations who recommend physical therapy and other alternatives over prescription opioids for the management of chronic pain. You’ve seen the headlines, and you know that opioids are the major driver behind the widespread drug crisis in America. We…

Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way
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Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way

Anyone living with arthritis knows how debilitating it can be. Several people dealing with arthritic aches and pains end up resorting to steroid injections, antirheumatic drugs, or even joint replacement surgery, in order to manage their pain. However, physical therapy itself has proven successful for many arthritis sufferers. Before turning to potentially harmful drugs or…

Opioid Addiction: Why Taking Painkillers For Arthritis Pain is Doing You More Harm Than Good

Opioid Addiction: Why Taking Painkillers For Arthritis Pain is Doing You More Harm Than Good

Are you taking opioids for your arthritis pain? Did you know that opioids like morphine and oxycodone are actually making your arthritis worse? Drugs like these alter your perception of pain, but they don’t relieve it. So if you’re taking an opioid and believe it’s relieving your pain, know that it’s actually doing nothing to…