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Chiro for Arthritis

Chiro treatment for arthritis in Karrinyup

There are many different types of Arthritis, but generally when we use this term, we are referring to osteo-arthritis. Unfortunately, it is a common condition, and can affect people of all ages, although it is more commonly seen in older individuals.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is caused by wear and tear on the joints over time. This type of arthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it is most commonly seen in the spine, knees, hips, and hands. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, stiffness, and limited movement in the affected joints.

Other types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout, among others.

Symptoms of Arthritis

Common symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint pain: Pain in one or more joints is one of the most common symptoms of arthritis. The pain can be mild to severe and can be felt as a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing pain.
  • Joint stiffness: Stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity, is another common symptom of arthritis. The stiffness can make it difficult to move the joint or perform daily activities. Cold weather can also aggravate arthritis symptoms.
  • Swelling: Swelling in and around the joint is another common symptom of arthritis. The swelling can be mild to severe, making the joint appear larger than normal.
  • Redness and warmth: The skin around the affected joint may become red and warm to the touch, indicating inflammation.
  • Limited range of motion: Arthritis can cause a limited range of motion in the affected joint, making it difficult to perform certain movements.

What causes arthritis?

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Common causes and risk factors for developing arthritis include:

  • Joint misalignments: If your joint is misaligned, it produces irregular wear and tear and results in arthritis
  • Injuries: Injuries to the joints can increase the risk of developing arthritis.
  • Age: As we age, the cartilage in our joints naturally breaks down, which can lead to arthritis.
  • Occupational hazards: Certain occupations involving repetitive movements or using certain joints can increase the risk of developing arthritis in those joints.
  • Obesity: Being overweight or obese can put extra stress on the joints, increasing the risk of developing arthritis.

Arthritis prevention and management

There is no cure for arthritis, but there are several steps you can take to prevent and manage the condition:

  • Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese puts extra stress on the joints, which can increase the risk of developing arthritis. Maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent the onset of arthritis or reduce its severity.
  • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help keep joints flexible, reduce stiffness, and strengthen the muscles around the joints. Low-impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, and yoga, are usually recommended for people with arthritis.
  • Protect your joints: Avoid repetitive motions and take frequent breaks if you engage in activities that put stress on the joints. Use joint protection techniques, such as using a brace or splint, to help reduce stress on the joint.
  • Eat a healthy diet: A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help reduce inflammation and promote overall health.
  • Manage stress: Stress can exacerbate arthritis symptoms, so it’s important to manage stress through techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, or exercise.
  • Consider chiropractic to help improve joint function and reduce pain.

Effective chiro for arthritis with Karrinyup Wellness Centre

If you’re suffering from arthritis, one of our chiropractors at the Karrinyup Wellness Centre can help treat the symptoms and reduce the severity of the condition. Call the Karrinyup Wellness Centre on 9341 3020 to find out how you could benefit from chiropractic treatment.

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Other conditions that can be treated with chiropractic adjustments:

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, as inflammation is the main cause of pain with arthritis and Chiropractors are trained to prevent and treat arthritis. Lifestyle modification and other treatments such as ice/heat and nutritional supplementation will all help reduce inflammation.

    Yes, Chiropractors are expertly trained to detect and treat spinal and extremity misalignments which causes arthritis.

    We’ll assess your condition and choose the most appropriate techniques just for you. Book an appointment today.

    By correcting misalignments and restrictions in the spine that, left undetected, results in osteoarthritis.

    Chiropractors can help with many different types of arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Gout amongst others, by not only addressing spinal and extremity joint misalignments and restrictions, but by also addressing exercise plans, lifestyle modifications, effective use of heat and ice and nutritional supplementation plans.

    There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the practitioner’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure.

    After years of university training and clinical experience, each practitioner becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

    To firstly diagnose the cause of the arthritis and then treat the current arthritis and prevent other areas from following suit.

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    At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.

    Servicing the areas of Karrinyup, Carine, Doubleview, Scarborough, Trigg, North Beach, Gwelup, Marmion, Duncraig and surrounding northern suburb areas.

    168 Karrinyup Road Karrinyup WA 6018(08) 9341 3020

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