Arthritis is a painful condition that causes the joints in your body to become swollen and tender. Our chiropractors at Beyond Medical in Altamonte Springs will treat the pain and other symptoms associated with arthritis.
The Main Types of Arthritis
There are two types of arthritis, and they damage the joints in different ways. They include:
Osteoarthritis: This is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs with normal wear and tear. Over time, the cartilage that cushions the bones wear down, causing the bone to grind on other bones.
Rheumatoid arthritis: This type occurs when your immune system attacks the lining in the joint. The lining becomes swollen and inflamed in the early stages and eventually destroys the bone and cartilage within the joint.
Risk Factors for Arthritis
Although anyone can develop arthritis, certain factors can increase your risk of developing it. These include:
Family history: If your parents or siblings have arthritis, your chances of developing it increase significantly.
Age: As your age, your chance of developing arthritis increases.
Sex: Women are more likely to develop arthritis than men.
Obesity: Extra weight puts excess pressure on your joints, which can increase your odds of developing arthritis.
Previous joint injuries: If you injured a joint, you may develop arthritis in that joint.
The Symptoms of Arthritis
Arthritis can cause several different symptoms, including:
Stiffness in the joint
Decreased range of motion in the joint
Chiropractors Help with Arthritis
Our chiropractors provide several treatment options to relieve the pain and other symptoms related to arthritis. Our treatment options include:
Ultrasound therapy: Ultrasound can be used on the joint to reduce the swelling, pain, and stiffness associated with arthritis.
Electrotherapy: This procedure involves using tiny electric pulses to treat the soft tissue by stimulating the muscles and nerves.
Cold laser therapy: This procedure uses lasers to reach the deep tissues and reduce inflammation. The lasers do not create heat and there is no cutting involved.
Get Treatment for Your Arthritis in Altamonte Springs, FL
If you live in or around Altamonte Springs and suffer from arthritis, our chiropractors at Beyond Medical can help! Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or surgery to produce results. Call our team today at (407) 261-1001 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.
460 E Altamonte Drive #2250
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, US