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Get Relief From Arthritic Pain

Chiropractic care is a natural and non-invasive way to address many types of pain, focusing on the relationship of the structures of the body and function. One area where chiropractic care has proven beneficial is improving the function of an arthritic joint.

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints which result in joint pain, stiffness and limited range of movement. While it is generally associated with age, it can also affect young people. It can affect almost any area of the body.

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Forms Of Arthritis

There are over 200 different varieties of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It results from repeated trauma to the joint and becomes more common in the elderly. It’s the “wear and tear” that happens when your joints are overused. Besides age being a factor, it can also come from joint injuries or obesity, which puts extra stress on your joints.

Other common forms of arthritis include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis, where the body’s immune system attacks the joint.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, also a type of arthritis where the body’s immune system attacks the joint.
  • Psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune form of arthritis.
  • Septic arthritis, which is caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the joint.

Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints, so the symptoms you may notice involve the joints. The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain around the joint.
  • Joint stiffness upon awakening or after being inactive.
  • Swelling caused by soft tissue inflammation around the joint
  • Decreased range of motion.
  • Loss of flexibility.
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How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Arthritis

Chiropractic is known for its gentle, non-invasive treatment. Misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body are adjusted with chiropractic care to help reduce inflammation and improve function of the affected joint. When joint mobility is improved, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by arthritis.

Here are some of the health benefits chiropractic care for those suffering from arthritis:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved flexibility
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Improved range of motion

What to expect at your chiropractic appointment

Chiropractic care often takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining different therapies to ensure our patients receive the best possible outcomes. We look at the body as a whole and consider what adjustments are required to ensure correct alignment of the spinal vertebrae. Proper alignment of your spine helps increase the healing of your damaged joint tissues.

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Initial Evaluation

This stage of the appointment is important because treatment for arthritis is often ineffective without proper diagnosis. At Cornerstone, we perform an in-depth consultation along with a detailed physical examination. Our detailed assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for your individual needs.

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Adjustments

The treatment process may involve chiropractic adjustments or other therapies to the joint suffering from arthritis. The adjustments vary depending upon the severity of the case. . The technique we use is gentle and non-invasive, which makes it a great fit for those suffering from arthritic pain.

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Post-Treatment Care

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need follow-up visits before you start seeing noticeable changes. Our doctor may recommend other treatment options to help get optimal results.

Exercise and a healthy diet are both important for your health, so we often provide recommendations for lifestyle changes and exercises that will help you maintain range of motion and reduce symptoms related to arthritis.

Get The Results You Deserve

At Cornerstone Chiropractic, our caring chiropractic team has years of training and clinical experience treating arthritis, and will provide a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Why live with painful arthritis when you can improve your health and quality of life through effective treatment? Make an appointment by contacting us today.

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Dr. Michael Kronaizl

Common Questions our Patients Have About Arthritis

Can arthritis be cured?

There's no cure for arthritis, but there are many treatments that can help manage the pain as well as slow the progression. Common interventions include chiropractic care, lifestyle changes, medicines and surgery. Treatment aims to slow the condition's progress and minimize joint inflammation to help prevent damage to the joint.

Who is at risk for arthritis?

The risk of many types of arthritis increases with age. In addition, women are more likely than men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, while men are more likely to develop gout, which is another type of arthritis.

What factors make arthritis worse?

The most common triggers are excessive activity or pressure on the joint. Other triggers can include diet, stress, repetitive motions, cold weather, an infection or weight gain.

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The longer we wait to address a problem, the longer it will take to resolve it. The sooner we attend to your health issues, the sooner you will be able to enjoy a happy, healthy, and pain-free life. Please complete this form to begin your healing journey. Or you can call our chiropractic offices at (605) 540-4004.