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office worker wrist painArthritis is a disorder that affects the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and inflammation. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting over 50 million Americans. This joint disease can occur at any age, but is most common in older adults.

There are many types of this joint disorder, but the one we focus on most at Commonwealth Family Chiropractic is degenerative arthritis. Other types include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and gout.


Who Is Likely to Experience the Disorder?

People who are most likely to get joint inflammation include those who are overweight or obese, have a family history of arthritis, or have had joint injuries in the past. This joint disease can be treated with medication, surgery, or physical therapy, but chiropractic care could also help manage the condition.

How Could Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractors may help relieve pain and stiffness in the joints, improve range of motion, and reduce inflammation. They may also recommend exercises and stretches to help improve joint function. If you are suffering from arthritis pain, consider consulting our chiropractor for help.

Dr. Eriksen can use the low-force Impulse Adjusting Instrument® for patients with degenerative arthritis. For those with milder levels of arthritic changes, we can use the Gonstead and Diversified techniques. “While we can’t reverse arthritis, we can improve a patient’s function and quality of life, and slow down the progression of it,” he said.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the warning signs of arthritis?

You may experience stiffness in your joints and find it challenging to do daily tasks you used to perform with ease. These include climbing stairs or opening a jar. Pain and stiffness may be more severe during certain times of the day or after you’ve done particular tasks.

How can I treat this condition naturally?

There are many ways. Some common methods include exercise, yoga, and acupuncture. You can try using natural remedies, such as herbs and supplements, to help reduce inflammation and pain.

How can I lower my risk of getting arthritis?

While there is no known cure for this joint disease, there are several actions you can take to help lower your risk of developing the condition and minimize its impact on your health and well-being. Some of these actions include maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of exercise, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, eating a nutritious diet, and avoiding excessive stress.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re suffering from this common joint disease, we want to help. Contact us today to book an appointment.


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