Darin Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab Offers Arthritis Care
Arthritis is a category of many different disorders that affects the joints. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, occurs when the structures within the joints experience wear and tear from normal living and movement.
This condition generally affects individuals over the age of 50 but can sometimes be found in younger people. Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, non-invasive way to deal with common symptoms of pain and stiffness. At Darn Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab in Granite City, IL, we use a variety of methods to help reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis
Why Does Arthritis Occur?
The joints are complex arrangements of bones, ligaments and tendon that are designed to work together to provide smooth movement. Over time, these structures may become damaged by overuse, injury or sometimes from immune system problems. When the joint begins to experience dysfunction, it often causes further damage within these structures. The joint cannot function normally, and a variety of symptoms result.
Signs You May Have Arthritis
Aching within the joint is a common feature of arthritis. Certain movements may cause sharp pain. The joint may be swollen and reddened. Swelling may also lead to stiffness and lack of full mobility and range of motion. You may find you cannot engage in your usual activities and may even give up doing what you normally do. Chiropractic treatment can help to reduce these symptoms, so you can resume your normal activities.
Chiropractic Techniques Can Improve Comfort and Function
Your chiropractor may use a range of modalities to treat arthritis symptoms. Manual adjustment helps to re-align spinal structures for more efficient movement. Ice and heat therapy help to reduce swelling and soothe tender tissues. Physical therapy exercises strengthen supporting muscles so you can move more freely. Laser therapy, which uses low-level light to stimulate healing deep within the tissues, may also be used to reduce symptoms. Your chiropractic will design a care program that suits your individual needs.
Choose Darin Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab for Your Chiropractic Care
Dr. Christina Darin uses her extensive training in chiropractic methods to help her patients in Granite City, IL and surrounding areas achieve relief from pain and improved movement. We treat a broad range of conditions, including back pain, neck discomfort, headaches, nerve pain, and other disorders.
Contact Darin Chiropractic Wellness & Rehab today at 618-931-2050 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic care can help relieve arthritis symptoms.