Arthritis is a degenerative condition resulting in stiffness, discomfort, and pain in one or more of your joints. If you have painful joints, Brian Yodice, DC, of Collaborative Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, can help. Dr. Yodice and his team offer noninvasive treatments and support with healthy living that could significantly improve your condition. Call Collaborative Chiropractic to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis is a degenerative condition that causes inflammation and chronic symptoms affecting the joints in your body, and varying degrees of discomfort and disability.
The precise nature of your symptoms might vary depending on what type of arthritis you have. Hot, throbbing joints that flare up at times, and severe, unrelenting pain are common in many forms of arthritis.
There are many types of arthritis — over 100 in all, although some are much less common than others. Some of the more widespread forms of arthritis include:
The type of arthritis that most likely to affect you is osteoarthritis. It’s a condition that often comes on as you get older. Osteoarthritis develops when the coating of protective articular cartilage covering the bones inside your joints wears away over time.
Without protection, the ends of your bones rub together, creating friction and inflammation. The affected joints swell and may eventually twist out of shape, becoming progressively weaker and more painful.
Most forms of arthritis are treatable but not curable. There are a variety of potential treatments for arthritis, which focus on relieving your symptoms and slowing the progress of your disease. Choosing healthy living habits can also make a significant difference.
It's important to know what type of arthritis you have to ensure you get the correct treatment. Dr. Yodice offers expert noninvasive therapies that help you manage your condition.
Chiropractic adjustments can ensure your joints are moving properly and in alignment, helping to ease any stress inside the joint that could worsen your condition. You can also take advantage of Collaborative Chiropractic's therapeutic massage and physiotherapy services.
Keeping mobile is key in managing arthritis; the less you move about, the stiffer and weaker your joints become. Active therapy involves performing stretching and exercises focused on joint mobility, flexibility and strength..
Along with stretching and strengthening exercises, you could benefit from passive treatments like therapeutic ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, ice, and heat. Support devices and orthotics might help in maintaining alignment and relieving stress for some arthritis patients.
If you're experiencing chronic joint pain, call Collaborative Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.