Arthritis is a word that we have all seen and heard before, but do you know what it is? Arthritis means swelling and tenderness in a joint. It is one of those things that most people will experience in their lifetime. But, don't worry, its not all gloom and doom as most people will think.
But let's get to the point:
You will more than likely experience it.
You can do something about it.
You don't have to live in pain forever.
Although there are many different factors to arthritis, some that you cannot change, there are many that you have control over that can lessen and delay the onset of various types of arthritis. Stay physically active, maintain a healthy weight, don’t smoke, avoid unnecessary strain or overuse, and proper posture and mechanics during activities are things you can do to help.
There are over 100 types of arthritis, some that affect the young and some the old, some that are inflammatory in nature and others that are degenerative.
What is most common? Osteoarthritis is the most common, which is a degenerative type. This arthritis is something we see in the clinic more times than not.
It is VITAL that you keep motion into those joints. Why movement? Movement brings fluid into the joints, which in turns, keeps it running smoothly. (like WD-40 to a rusty hinge).
Although you can't get rid of the degenerative changes that are already there, you can do something about the progression of it.
Arthritis, as it may be the thing that causes your pain to hurt more, last longer, or happen more often, it is NOT the main reason you are in pain. So what are your solutions? Chiropractic adjustments, exercising, joint health supplements, proper nutrition/diet, and NSAIDs.
Now, you may be asking, "How does a Chiropractor help with arthritis?" or "Does Chiropractic care really work for arthritis pain?". We have the answers for you.
Chiropractic adjustments help provide and maintain movement into the joints.
Restore proper motion in the joints so there is no unusual or progressed degeneration (like driving around on uneven tires).
Reduce tension into the muscles and inflammation in the joints.
Chiropractors can provide multiple treatment options for arthritis: adjustments, dry needling, kinesio taping, exercise routines, stretches, ultrasound, or even access to at home therapy items or high quality supplements.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate: two nutrients that help cushion and lubricate a joint. HIGHLY CRITICAL for those with arthritis.
So here's some news: You know you may end up with degenerative arthritis at some point in your life.
Here's the good news: Now that you know, you can do many things to help delay and reduce it.
Here's the great news: We have a solution for your pain and it's drug free, cost friendly, and highly effective in managing degenerative arthritis.