Do you suffer from Arthritis?

November 27, 2017

What is arthritis?

“Arth” means joint and “itits” means inflammation.  That sums up exactly what this condition is (An inflammation of the joints. The pain can range from dull to very severe and can be very debilitating.

Although most common in over 65’s this condition can affect people of all ages and gender but women are most commonly affected by this condition.  There are many types of arthritis and each can have different symptoms but here are some common symptoms linked with arthritis.

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

How to treat arthritis?

Numerous studies and random controlled trials have shown that chiropractic therapy is great for helping treat the symptoms of Arthritis.
As chiropractors we work with the joints of the spine and extremities.  When there is inflammation in the body chemicals are released by the body that starts to deposit calcium in the join causing bone spurs and other problems.  Arthritis cannot be cured but it can be managed.
Time is crucial in the treatment of arthritis. Creating safe mobility within joints allows them to carry the body’s weight without changing shape to cope with the stress. As joints are stressed beyond their physical capabilities, they alter themselves to deal with the stresses. By keeping joints mobile and strengthening surrounding muscles, you can delay or prevent the advancement of the condition. If you suffer from arthritis then contact us today to book and appointment at calgarychiro.com