Massage Therapy

Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group PA

Orthopaedics located in Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD, & Rockville, MD

When you’re in pain and need quick relief, a combination of treatments is often the best solution. At Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, in Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown, Maryland, patients get comprehensive care for maximum pain relief, including massage therapy. In fact, medication, physical therapy, massage therapy, injections, and more may all be part of your pain relief solution. For more information, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

Who needs massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and encourage healing for nearly anyone suffering from a sports injury, chronic pain, auto accident injury, or other physical problems. The doctors at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group often recommend physical therapy and massage as part of a comprehensive recovery program. Because massage is a completely natural type of therapy, it’s safe for all ages and can be effective for patients in nearly any physical condition.

Massage therapists have specialized training in dealing with injured or disabled patients, so they know how to help you feel better without interfering with your other treatments in any way. In fact, massage is actually a great complement to many other types of recovery.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy is often part of medical treatment programs because it’s beneficial in so many ways. It improves circulation, which can help you heal from injury faster. This, in turn, can lessen your pain.

Additionally, massage therapy can break up scar tissue around your muscles, joints, and other areas in your body. This can alleviate pain and stiffness while also improving your range of motion. Many patients find that regular massage, often as part of a physical therapy program, can help them navigate the recovery process more comfortably and successfully.

How often should I have massage therapy appointments?

It depends on your physical condition and your other treatments. If you’re having massage therapy as part of your physical therapy program at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, you’ll likely have more frequent massage therapy in the beginning and then taper your sessions as you achieve pain relief success.

You may find the extra benefits of massage therapy so beneficial that you opt for maintenance massages every week or month in the future, even after you’re fully recovered from injury.

If you’re dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis, regular massage may be an excellent complement to your medical treatments, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

To learn more about massage therapy and how it can make your recovery more comfortable, call Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group or schedule an appointment online today.