Arthritis and Chiropractic Care
By Ashley Chapman
If you find that you have pain in your wrists, fingers or other joints, you may be suffering from arthritis. Arthritis can be painful, especially if you work at a job that requires you to use your joints often (such as typing or lifting heavy items). Read more to find out what arthritis is and how chiropractic care may help.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints and may occur in more than one joint. The type of symptoms you may experience differ but some include stiffness, lack of range of motion, and pain. There are two types of arthritis that would benefit the most from chiropractic care. These two types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
What Causes Arthritis?
The cause of arthritis is dependent on the type of arthritis that you are experiencing. Some forms of arthritis are caused by either an infection or injury. If you have a family history of arthritis, you may have a higher chance of developing it over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that is a common type of arthritis.
What Does a Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractors are doctors who seek to alleviate pain and discomfort in their patients. Chiropractic care is open to all ages and focuses on pain in the neck, spine and joint regions.
Chiropractors use adjustments and manipulations to increase range of motion in joints and can help increase movement and lessen pain and discomfort.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
The first benefit to visiting a chiropractor for arthritis is you are able to avoid taking over-the counter medications, which may be a temporary fix.
Chiropractic adjustments to the joints allow inflammation to lower and to improve the function of the mobility of the joint. Along with the increase of mobility, seeing a chiropractor may help lower your pain and increase your ability to be more active.
If you have not been to a chiropractor before or it is your first time visiting The Joint Chiropractic, you will get an initial exam. This exam will allow the chiropractor to determine what treatment is best for you. Feel free to use the initial exam for additional questions or concerns you may have. Communication is really important.
For more information about chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. There are many options for walk-in visits and the pricing makes seeing a chiropractor more affordable! Chiropractors not only care about your pain, but also about you living a healthy lifestyle.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.