Physical Therapy for Connective Tissue Pain
Connective tissue is a broad term that encompasses a variety of tissue types, but their purpose is the same: to connect organs, tissue, and muscles together. Connective tissue can refer to tissue within organs, tissue involving bones, or the tissue that connects our skin to our muscles. Depending on the cause of your tissue pain and your doctor’s recommendations, physical therapy may be prescribed to help your body recover and heal.
Two Causes for Connective Tissue Pain
- Connective Tissue Injury
- Connective Tissue Disease
Your therapeutic treatment will be affected by the cause of your connective tissue pain. Your specific condition and health will be carefully considered by your doctor and your physical therapist, to determine which exercises you will benefit from, and the intensity of the exercises allowed. And remember: pain is different for everyone! Physical therapy can be very helpful for a lot of patients with connective tissue pain, but it may not be right for everyone. Consulting with a physical therapist can help determine which exercises or therapies will be most beneficial.
How Can Physical Therapy Help Connective Tissue Pain?
New Heights Physical Therapy provides total care, looking at the entire body–from how you use muscle groups to why you use those groups. Because connective tissue pain can also involve bones and muscles, we need to look at your body’s overall function to see which areas are affected most, and which may be causing the pain itself. We help with recovery and physical improvement on a large scale, seeking comprehensive solutions to heal your physical condition.
Diseases Associated with Connective Tissue Pain
Here are just some of the diseases that could be involve connective tissue pain:
- Ehler-Danlos Syndrome
- Marfan Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Systemic Lupus
- Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
If you’ve been diagnosed with any of these disorders, your pain may be reduced or managed with the aid of physical therapy. The presence of connective tissue pain does not mean you have one of these conditions; these diseases involve many other symptoms, and they need to be properly diagnosed.
How We Treat — Connective Tissue Pain
The therapists at New Heights Physical Therapy will work with you and your doctor to create a recovery plan. By studying your muscle movements and leading you through exercises, we can improve connective tissue pain, strengthen your body, and gently help you towards your recovery. Having long-term pain can cause other physical injuries and conditions, and we will work with you to avoid long-term or future problems.
Receive Connective Tissue Pain Treatment
Physical therapy is a partnership, and New Heights Physical Therapy works with all of our patients to provide a comfortable and healing environment. The physical therapists at New Heights are here for you! We know how important it is for your body to be as pain-free as possible, and we would love to help you recover and manage your pain levels. If you’re curious about what post-operative physical therapy can do for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment!