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Achy joints? Your body is telling you something – and I’m here to tell you to listen. It could be arthritis.

Arthritis translates to joint inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis. At Lake Union Wellness, we commonly see osteoarthritis. It’s also known as degenerative joint disease. It can be caused by physical trauma, repetitive stress injuries, bad posture, abnormal biomechanics, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. The joint space between two bones will decrease, causing bones to rub together followed by the deterioration of the cartilaginous ends of the bone. Early symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, tenderness, redness, loss of range of motion, and swelling.

While it is common for older people to develop osteoarthritis, it is not uncommon for younger people to develop it as well. Yes, you read that right – arthritis isn’t just an “older person’s concern”. Especially if you’ve had multiple physical traumas or repetitive stress injuries. 

It is never too early to see a chiropractor! In fact, the chances of developing osteoarthritis significantly decrease if you see a chiropractor earlier on in life. 

Once osteoarthritis develops, there is no way of getting rid of it. However, chiropractic care can delay further development of the disease. Maintaining range of motion in the joints will help preserve the joint. 

Chiropractic treatment for osteoarthritis includes chiropractic adjustments, which will break up the joint fixations and put motion into the joints so they can move properly. 

Home treatment for osteoarthritis can include exercise therapy (land and water based), weight loss through dietary choices, thermotherapy (heat packs) and cryotherapy (cold packs). The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) will temporarily relieve pain, however it will not treat the root cause of the problem. Long term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs will lead to liver and stomach complications.

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Your Aching Joints – Not to be Ignored
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Your Aching Joints – Not to be Ignored
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Achy joints? Your body is telling you something – and I’m here to tell you to listen. It could be arthritis. Arthritis translates to joint inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis. At Lake Union Wellness, we commonly see osteoarthritis. It’s also known as degenerative joint disease.
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