Osteoarthritis causes chronic pain and can make it difficult to enjoy life. There's no cure for arthritis, but chiropractic care can manage your symptoms. With locations in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee, FL, Ponte Vedra Wellness Center offers effective treatment for joint pain caused by osteoarthritis.
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis, sometimes called a degenerative joint disease. Normally, cartilage protects your joints and absorbs shock while you move around. Although, that cartilage frequently wears down as people age, leaving them without essential protection.
Symptoms commonly worsen over time, because osteoarthritis is caused by deteriorating cartilage. It usually affects weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees, causing knee pain and other symptoms. It can be a disabling condition without treatment, especially once the situation progresses.
In addition to joint pain, some of the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
- Dull, aching joints
- Tenderness in the joints
- Reduced flexibility
- Bone spurs
The Different Types of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis, but there are over 100 types of arthritis. Chiropractors can treat pain caused by osteoarthritis, but they can also provide treatment for rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. While different forms of arthritis have other causes, chiropractic techniques effectively treat the pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Treat Joint Pain with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment looks at the relationship between the body's structure and how it functions, which is why it's an ideal treatment for osteoarthritis. For example, when there's an issue with the form of a joint, movement will put more stress on the joint, wearing away much-needed cartilage.
Chiropractors can manually adjust your joints, ensuring they're properly aligned. This alignment can improve joint stability and relieve many of the most painful and debilitating symptoms of arthritis, including swelling and stiffness. Chiropractors can even manipulate the muscles and soft tissues surrounding your joints, reducing tenderness and preventing muscle spasms.
Although chiropractic treatment can't help you regain the cartilage you've lost, it can prevent future damage and reduce the frequency and intensity of your symptoms. Once your joints are correctly aligned, there will be less pressure on your bones and cartilage, making you less likely to experience hip or knee pain. It's an excellent way to keep painful symptoms under control.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor Today
Our chiropractor can treat your osteoarthritis and keep your symptoms from becoming worse. Whether you visit us at Ponte Vedra Beach or Nocatee, FL, our Ponte Vedra Wellness Center team can help you maintain joint health. Contact us at Ponte Vedra Beach (904) 273-2691 or Nocatee (904) 834-2717 to request an appointment!