Arthritis Treatment at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC
Arthritis is a condition that affects your joints. Although you may have only heard of two or three varieties, more than 100 types are known. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help combat the symptoms to reduce pain or discomfort. However, chiropractic care focuses on alleviating your condition at its source rather than just treating the symptoms. Our team at Davis Family Chiropractic & Massage in Vancouver will assist you in managing your arthritis and prevent it from worsening.
General Information About Arthritis
Arthritis refers to swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. With this particular condition, you may experience mobility limitations as well as stiffness, pain, or tenderness, although the symptoms will vary slightly based on the kind of arthritis you have. In most cases, arthritis will progressively worsen.
Cause of Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakes the lining of your joints as an invader. Factors such as genetics and obesity may increase your risk of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the wear-and-tear form of arthritis. This condition arises due to the overuse of a particular joint.
Gout is a form of arthritis that usually affects your big toe. However, this arthritis may affect any joint in the body. It tends to only affect one joint at a time. Psoriatic arthritis is another example. It occurs in people who have psoriasis. It appears to have a familial connection, since people who have siblings with it are more likely to experience the condition.
Four chiropractors will create a treatment plan unique to your needs. You will undergo a comprehensive physical examination, where our chiropractor will evaluate your medical history and current health for a proper assessment.
We often include manual manipulation in an arthritis patient's treatment plan. This treatment can help reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility. Our chiropractors work on the affected area by gently manipulating the soft tissue to reduce inflammation and improve function in the affected joints. We also offer physical therapy to ease chronic pain and improve mobility. Chiropractic care for arthritis may also include exercises, which a chiropractor will guide you through. The exercises help strengthen and stretch a body part, so you can maintain or enhance your current range of motion and possibly keep your same level of functionality as long as possible.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care for Your Arthritis in Vancouver, WA
Regardless of the type of arthritis you may be experiencing, our chiropractors will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to improve your overall health and wellness. Our professional staff is committed to helping our patients return to living pain-free lives. Don't let arthritis set your limitations. Contact Davis Family Chiropractic & Massage to see how chiropractic care can help by calling 360-823-2225 today.