At Active ChiroCare, we know cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub a against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Most commonly affecting middle-aged and older people, osteoarthritis can range from very mild to very severe. It affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back.
- Grandual and subtle onset of deep, aching joint pain
- Worse after exercise or weight-bearing
- Often relieved by rest
- Joint swelling
- Limited movement
- Morning stiffness
- Grating of the joint with motion
- Joint pain in rainy weather
Chiropractic care can have a positive impact on osteoarthritis. Because one of the contributing causes of osteoarthritis is abnormal wear and tear on a malfunctioning joint, chiropractic care can actually help treat a contributing cause of osteoarthritis. Chiropractic care involves chiropractic manipulative therapy, also called a chiropractic adjustment. At Active ChiroCare, we also recommend stretches and exercises for our patients, and we also develop ways to help you improve your overall posture and joint health so that we can either slow down or stop further arthritic conditions from worsening.
At Active ChiroCare, we also offer Power Plate whole-body vibration therapy, which has been shown to decrease both pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia.
If you would like to know more how you can start living better today and start living life on YOUR terms, then call me at 402.323.7838.