According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 54 million men and women in the United States are living with some form of arthritis. The team of experienced providers at Beeson Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon, can help manage your arthritis symptoms naturally so you can live a full and robust life. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
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What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition in which inflammation occurs in one or more of your joints, causing discomfort. There are more than 100 types of arthritis. Some types of arthritis also affect the skin, connective tissue, and internal organs. The two most common types of arthritis include:
Most people who suffer from arthritis have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Results from injury or repetitive motion leading to mechanical wear and tear on your joints, which damages cartilage and bone over time.
This is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the joints, causing deterioration, inflammation, and pain.
What causes arthritis?
Osteoarthritis typically occurs as you get older and become more susceptible to wear and tear. However, injury, overuse, misuse, and carrying excess body weight can also contribute to osteoarthritis.
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis isn’t fully understood, but genetics and environmental factors are thought to contribute to these conditions. Women have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than men.
Arthritis symptoms will depend on the type of arthritis and your individual circumstances, but most arthritis involves joint pain. Additional symptoms may include:
Decreased range of motion
Arthritis pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, and it may be constant or intermittent.
How do you treat arthritis?
The skilled team of professionals at Beeson Wellness Center understands that arthritis pain can be different for each person. The caring, experienced team will create a customized treatment plan and work together to provide a safe, natural plan to relieve you of your arthritis pain.
One way is manual therapy for arthritis pain which is typically very gentle and focuses on restoring function and range of motion. Other treatments will also be used to reduce inflammation and support the health of your muscles, connective tissue, and internal organs.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your treatment plan may include:
In most cases, arthritis can be managed using a holistic treatment approach that can significantly improve your quality of life and overall health.
If you’re suffering from arthritis pain, book an appointment online or over the phone with Beeson Wellness Center today.