Arthritis is a medical term that refers to a group of inflammatory joint disorders that cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Unfortunately, it can become so severe that is could start to interfere with your social or work life, preventing you from enjoying your time with friends and family or making you less productive at work. The good news is that our chiropractor at Regenerative Health and Chiropractic in Granite City, IL, can help treat arthritis to better help you get relief from your pain.


What Is Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. OA happens when the cartilage – which cushions your bones, erodes gradually. OA likely develops due to several critical issues - weight, injury, age, genetics, gender, bone density, muscle weakness, etc. Thankfully, many of OA’s contributing factors can be controlled by the person with the condition. Here are a few ways you can limit OA’s effect on your life:

  • Stay active: The loss of mobility may develop into many other problems. Gentle exercise has been shown to help with arthritic pain and stiffness despite the fact it seems counterintuitive.  
  • Maintain a weight that is recommended for your height and age: Excess weight adds pressure and stress to the body’s joints needlessly.
  • Eat healthily: your body requires nutrition to heal and maintain itself.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, which can impact multiple joints, is entirely different from OA, as it is caused by an underlying autoimmune condition in which your immune system attacks the joint lining in error. The resulting inflammation from Rheumatoid Arthritis can damage joint tissue and develop into pain, swelling, and more.

Is Arthritis Curable?

While a cure for arthritis is unknown, it is possible to manage the pain associated with arthritis.

Treating Arthritis with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care may offer one or more of the following complementary therapies to help painful joints, muscles, and tissue:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Laser Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Nutritional Supplements to Decrease Inflammation
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection for Arthritic Knees (Orthovisc and other brands)
  • Therapeutic Exercises, and More

Don’t let arthritis ruin your ability to enjoy your social life or to work as well as you need to. Visit us for holistic, natural, and non-invasive treatments designed to help you get the relief you need.

Get Chiropractic Care and Arthritis Treatment from a Chiropractor Near You

For more information about how chiropractic care can help manage arthritis symptoms, contact our chiropractor near you at Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD in Granite City, IL. Call us at (618) 931-2050 for arthritis treatment.