Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis
There are many types of arthritis that cause pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, and joint aches in the body. Our team here at Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness can help with different types of arthritis by providing chiropractic care, manual manipulation, strengthening exercises, and hot and cold therapy. We will design a customized program to help you manage pain and increase mobility.
What Is Arthritis
Arthritis is when tenderness and swelling occurs in one or more joints in the body. Symptoms of arthritis are usually joint pain and stiffness. There are more than a hundred different types of arthritis, but the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes the immune system to attack joints in the body. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to break down.
Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Our team will use chiropractic adjustments to reduce the pain and discomfort of your arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments reduce restriction and misalignment in the spine and other joints in the body. We will gently manipulate your soft tissue to stop muscle spasms and relieve tenderness. This helps to reduce inflammation and improve function in the affected joints.
We can also use active exercises to slowly stretch the joints and increase your range of motion. We may recommend an at-home exercise routine to help reduce pain and to continue stretching the affected joints. Better joint mobility helps to manage symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Our team will help you choose a healthy diet and recommend supplements that help manage arthritis. This diet will include fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, beans, and whole grains. We will help you cut back on salt, fat, sugar, alcohol, high fat meats, processed foods, and gluten. All of these can contribute to inflammation. Diet and exercise are an important part of treating your arthritis.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care
Contact Chaska Chiropractic & Wellness for chiropractic care to help you mange arthritis pain without the need of medication. We will give you a physical exam and run imaging tests to determine if our therapies are right for you. Fill out the online form or call the office for an appointment at 952-368-9958.