Arthritis can be incredibly painful and overtime, severely limit the movement of your joints. While there is currently no known cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options that can limit the pain and inflammation caused by this condition. At Rasmussen Chiropractic in New Albany, our chiropractors use non-invasive and drug-free techniques to effectively relieve pain for our patients.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a type of inflammation of the joints. It can affect anyone at any age but is more likely to occur in older people. There are over 100 types of arthritis, many with different causes and levels of severity. Rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most severe types, can also cause fatigue, fever, and anemia because this type of arthritis causes a strong response from the immune system.
What Causes Arthritis?
Many cases of arthritis are caused by the natural wearing down of the joints as you age. Arthritis can also be caused by injuries to the joints and the breakdown of cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis can also be caused by genetics or your immune system attacking the joints.
How Can A Chiropractor Treat Arthritis?
At Rasmussen Chiropractic, we’ll examine your affected joints and the areas around the joints to pinpoint the exact location of your pain. Our chiropractor will develop a plan that is customized to your specific needs. Ultrasound technology may be used to relieve your inflammation and swelling in and around the joint. Adjustments can be performed as well to stretch the muscles around the joint and create space so that the joints can heal properly.
Our chiropractor may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet that can help reduce arthritis-related pain. We will also help stretch your affected area so that your flexibility and range of motion will be improved. Depending on the type of arthritis, realigning your joints may help reduce or eliminate your pain. Our chiropractor will also recommend a list of exercises to perform at home so you can avoid future discomfort. Although some of the activities may cause pain at first, it’s important to continue the exercises so you can build muscle around the affected joints.
Call Rasmussen Chiropractic Today!
Don’t let arthritis limit your movement and your freedom. Schedule an appointment at Rasmussen Chiropractic in New Albany, IN, to learn more about how our experts can help with your arthritis. Call us today at 812-949-2273.