Arthritis

If you struggle to get through your daily activities because of joint pain, you’re not alone. 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.

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:


Osteoarthritis

Most people who suffer from arthritis have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis results from mechanical wear and tear on your joints, which damages cartilage and bone over time.

Rheumatoid arthritis

This is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the joints, causing deterioration, inflammation, and pain.

 

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:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

Arthritis pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, and it may be constant or intermittent.

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.

Chiropractic adjustments for arthritis are typically very gentle and focus 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:

  • Message Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise routines
  • Dietary changes

In most cases, arthritis is a chronic condition that can’t be cured, but a holistic treatment approach 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.

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