Joint Pain and Arthritis Treatment from our Duluth Chiropractor
Arthritis is a degenerative condition that causes cartilage loss in the joints. Cartilage can lose elasticity over time and become stiff, raising the risk of joint injury or damage. As the cartilage wears away, there is less shock absorption in the joints. Here at Associated Chiropractic Physicians, our chiropractor in Duluth is here to assist you with effective, non-invasive joint pain treatment.
Arthritis Leads to Joint Pain, Loss of Mobility
Ligaments and tendons start to become stretched in more advanced cases of arthritis, which can cause aching and discomfort. In extreme cases, cartilage can wear away completely, causing the bones to rub against one another. This can lead to significant joint pain as well as loss of mobility.
While arthritis risk is higher for older individuals, it can also strike people in their 30s or even their 20s. It is often hereditary in nature but can be exacerbated by overuse and poor form during physical activity. The main symptoms of arthritis include:
- Aching and soreness in the joints
- Increased joint pain with movement
- Stiffness following periods of inactivity
Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis and Joint Pain
If you suspect you might have arthritis, book an appointment with our Duluth chiropractor here at Associated Chiropractic Physicians. We can assist you with arthritis treatment and joint pain treatment related to sports injuries and hereditary arthritis. We will diagnose your injury with an exam, symptom assessment, pain analysis and X-rays if required.
While there is no cure for arthritis, chiropractic adjustment can provide relief by correcting imbalances in the joints. This will allow them to track properly, reducing excess stress, discomfort and wear and tear. Other measures that can help to relieve arthritis include:
- Weight loss
- Regular exercise
- Physical therapy
- Hot or cold compresses
- Supportive devices
Anti-inflammatory drugs can help with reducing swelling and inflammation. Taking the supplements chondroitin and glucosamine can reduce pain and provide relief. In extreme cases, surgery or joint replacement may be required for pain relief and restoration of mobility. However, our chiropractor will do all he can to provide natural, holistic relief for arthritis pain and symptoms.
Contact our Chiropractor in Duluth for Joint Pain Treatment
Duluth chiropractor, Dr. Robert Torgrimson, draws from his 35 years of experience to connect you with the most effective healing solutions for your back, neck and joint problems. Give Associated Chiropractic Physicians a call to book an appointment today at (218) 728-3686.