Degenerative Joint Disease/Osteoarthritis
- Gradual and subtle onset of deep aching joint pain
- Worse after exercise or weight bearing
- Often relieved by rest
- Joint swelling
- Limited movement
- Morning stiffness
- Grating of the joint with motion
- Joint pain in rainy weather
- There may be no symptoms
Think of this as a "Wear and Tear" issue. Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Most commonly affecting middle-aged and older people, osteoarthritis can range from very mild to very severe. It affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back.
We see MANY patients with osteoarthritis. It is also commonly associated withDegenerative joint Disease or referred to as being "bone-on-bome."
Chiropractic care does a good job of relieving symptoms and minimizing complications associated with osteoarthritis. This is a safe way to help control the discomfort that comes with osteoarthritis and hopefully decrease the amount of pain medications orally taken. This is especially important since we know chronic use of many pain releivers can lead to kidney or liver issues.
To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 817-594-5944 today for a complimentary consultation.
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