Chiropractic Care for Arthritis in West Bloomfield, MI
Do you suffer from arthritis? If you do, then you will know the condition can soon progress from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. Chiropractic care for arthritis is a great way to deal with the pain and other symptoms that can keep you from living your life in full.
At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we can help you get your life back. Patients come to us with many types of joint pain, including the more common forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage that cushions the bones in your joint wears down over time until bone begins to rub against bone.
Symptoms will start gradually and get worse over time. You will experience a combination of pain, tenderness, stiffness, and decreased flexibility in the affected joint. Another telltale symptom is that you can hear or feel a grating-like sensation in the joint.
Osteoarthritis is most common in the joints in your spine, hips, knees, and hands.
Where osteoarthritis is the result of wear and tear of the cartilage, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints. The lining becomes inflamed and thickens, which eventually destroys the surrounding cartilage and bone. It also weakens and stretches the tendons and ligaments in the joint, which is why the joint eventually loses its shape and becomes deformed.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include tender, warm or swollen joints along with stiffness after periods of inactivity. The condition generally affects the joint in your fingers, hands, and toes first before progressing to other joints.
Treatment of Arthritic Joint Pain
Chiropractic care for arthritis can slow down the progression of the disorder, decrease pain, and improve the functioning of the affected joints.
Our team will work with you to identify your exact type of arthritis and the cause of your joint pain.
We can help you manage the symptoms effectively with the right treatments, including exercises and stretching to do at home. Together, all the treatments will increase your strength and flexibility.
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Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?