What is it? Scoliosis is a deformity in the spine that causes an abnormal C-shaped (one curve) or S-shaped (two curves) curvature. The spine is not straight but curves to one or both sides. There are three types of scoliosis that are categorized based on when it develops. Infantile scoliosis occurs from birth to three […]

Viral Arthritis

What is it? Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Viral Arthritis. We know that some viruses cause joint pain and inflammation (swelling, redness, and heat). Researchers have wondered for a long time whether some kinds of arthritis with unexplained causes may be the result of a virus. So far no one knows, partly […]


What is it? Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. In fact, more than 75 percent of people older than fifty-five show the joint deformations of OA on X-rays. But most of these people have no symptoms. For people who do have the joint pain […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is it? Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s guide to Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic, or long-term, inflammatory form of arthritis. RA is considered an autoimmune disease, in which your immune system attacks the tissues of your own body. In RA, the immune system mostly attacks tissues in the joints, but it can […]


What is it? Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Inflammation generally includes symptoms of redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Many different diseases can result in inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is therefore a general term that describes more than one hundred different diseases of the joints of your body. In some types of arthritis, the […]


What is it? Gout is a disease that involves the build up of uric acid in the body. About 95 percent of gout patients are men. Most men are over 50 when gout first appears. When it does occur in women, they generally don’t develop it until after menopause. In some rare cases gout develops […]

Psoriatic Arthritis

What is it? Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent rash in various areas of the body. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint disease that occurs in roughly seven percent of people who have psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis affects people of all […]