If you have osteoarthritis, you’re far from alone. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that 27 million people in the United States also suffer from this joint affliction. Whether your osteoarthritis is in its beginning stages and is thus milder or it’s more advanced and thus very painful, it is never too late to seek treatment.
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis and degenerative joint disease, tends to target those who are in their 60s and up. Family history, prior joint issues and injuries, and being overweight can all lead to joint pain.
Pain typically manifests in the big toes, thumbs, neck, lower back, hips, and knees.
So why do people get osteoarthritis? Those with this condition lose cartilage near the bone, especially in the above-mentioned areas. If bone spurs appear, which can happen in the hands and other parts of the body, pain can be even more intense.
What Are the Symptoms?
There are other symptoms of osteoarthritis besides pain. You may also have:
- Swelling and feelings of tenderness in the feet
- Bone spurs in the fingers and elsewhere
- Joint cracking or clicking noises
- Immobility, especially after waking up
How is Osteoarthritis Treated with Chiropractic Care?
A chiropractor can treat your osteoarthritis symptoms with techniques like adjustments, spinal decompressions, and manipulations can alleviate pain, lessen swelling, and treat immobility.
When combined with infrared sauna, cold laser therapy, electrotherapy, and ultrasound therapy, many osteoarthritis patients have reported a reduction in symptoms, including pain, stiffness, swelling, and other discomforts.
About Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Your Beaverton Chiropractic Clinic
If you have osteoarthritis and you’re looking for treatment, you’ve come to the right place. At Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center, your Beaverton chiropractic clinic, we specialize in treating osteoarthritis as well as many other painful conditions, such as sports injuries, whiplash, sciatica, migraines and headaches, neck pain, and back pain.
Our services are the Sacra-Occipital Technique, acupuncture, and other chiropractic techniques. To book your appointment today with our Beaverton chiropractor, please call (503) 747-3388 or stop by Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center at 12325 Southwest Horizon Boulevard, Suite 223.