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Chiropractic Care for Joint Inflammation

By Sara Butler

You have several different types of joints in your body. There are hinge joints, ball and socket joints, saddle joints, and even gliding joints -- all are complex mechanisms that put several different parts together and make them work. As complicated as the joints are, it’s no wonder many people suffer from joint inflammation. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic treat cases of pain in the joints regularly and the biggest reason people experience joint pain is inflammation. Here’s what you need to know about joint inflammation and how the chiropractors at The Joint can help!

Joint Inflammation: What is it?

Inflammation is an immune response that’s completely natural. When you’re injured, inflammation can aid in the healing process. But there are instances where inflammation can create more inflammation -- and that’s not a good situation.

One of the most common forms of inflammation is arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis most people suffer from, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune system disorder that causes joint inflammation. Osteoarthritis is joint inflammation caused by the wear and tear of the joints due to aging, overuse, or injury.

Foods are a Factor

There are certain foods that can also trigger inflammation of the joints. If you are struggling with joint inflammation then your chiropractor may advise you to limit certain foods such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Trans fat
  • Refined flour
  • Processed sugar
  • Gluten
  • MSG

There is some evidence to suggest that certain eating plans can help to reduce inflammation in your body. This is something a doctor of chiropractic can recommend to you based on your specific situation and problems with inflammation. Foods that can help to reduce joint inflammation include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Fatty fish
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Oranges

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Your chiropractor at The Joint can use hands-on adjustment techniques to help your joint pain and ease inflammation. Every patient is different, which is why the chiropractor does a full examination and history with you to determine what may be causing your inflammation, then develop a personalized treatment plan to help you find relief.

Inflammation is a natural process, but it can wreak havoc on your joints if it hangs around for too long. If you suffer from joint pain, inflammation may be to blame. So, come into The Joint Chiropractic for help! 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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