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Chiropractic Care for Osteoarthritis

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

If you have osteoarthritis, you know that it may have a bad effect on your quality of life. So developing a complete treatment plan, which involves chiropractic care, may be helpful. Chiropractic care may aid in the recovery of arthritis and reduce the risk of problems and adverse effects. Let's look at this prevalent chronic medical condition and how a chiropractic visit may help.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a long-term medical disorder that causes inflammation on the joint surfaces. You can move the bodily parts, including arms and legs, thanks to the joints. Some of your joints are hinged, which enables you to turn like a door. Rotational joints enable you to move backward and forward. Cartilage cushions the surfaces of the bones of the joints. Cartilage acts as a barrier between the joints, preventing friction from forming. Unfortunately, some disorders may cause inflammation, which may lead to cartilage destruction. One of these conditions is osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis may vary greatly in extent and severity. In extreme cases, osteoarthritis may make it impossible for a person to use that particular joint. You may feel pain every time you move your joint, and for this reason, you may attempt to avoid moving it at all. That's why working with a chiropractor who can design a treatment regimen for you is critical.

Reasons for Visiting a Chiropractor

You may find a number of reasons to seek treatment from a chiropractor for osteoarthritis. The chiropractor may help you recover naturally from osteoarthritis by using manual therapy. They may come up with a treatment strategy that may keep complications and adverse effects to a minimum.

A chiropractor may try to figure out what's causing your symptoms. You may get better and stay better if you address the source of the symptoms rather than the symptoms on the surface.

Chiropractic Care

A chiropractor may pinpoint the adversely affected joints by osteoarthritis when you consult them. Then, they may assist you in positioning the tendons, ligaments, and muscles appropriately.

The chiropractor may advise you on how to undertake remedial exercises that may strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint and provide additional support to those regions. The chiropractor may discuss various treatments that may be beneficial. Massage therapy, physical therapy, and hot and cold therapy all have the potential to help in rehabilitation.

Massage therapy may help calm your nerves and aid in the recovery process. The chiropractor may recommend some simple exercises such as walking and stretching to relieve pain. You may also apply cold or hot pads to the afflicted region to get pain relief.

When you're experiencing pain the joints and muscles, it's always a good idea to enlist the aid of a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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