If arthritis is affecting your quality of life, you don’t have to continue to tolerate this painful condition. We provide a range of natural treatments that can help you get back to living life to the fullest.
Arthritis Pain Relief
Our clinic offers a variety of treatments that deliver effective pain relief for people with many types of arthritis. Regenerative medicine treatments, like platelet-rich plasma therapy, are highly effective against arthritis, as are chiropractic care and physical therapy. Each of these treatments are all-natural and safe, and minimally or non-invasive.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a minimally invasive injectable treatments that work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. PRP is made from the patient’s own blood delivering a boost to the body’s own healing power. Platelets in the blood play a vital role in healing, and when concentrated and injected into an arthritic joint, they enhance the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Chiropractic care and physical therapy can each be effective stand-alone treatments for arthritis, but the two are also frequently combined as part of a custom care plan. Both chiropractic and physical therapy seek to improve the body’s musculoskeletal system, and often, even minor adjustments can have significant effects against the pain of arthritis. Physical therapy—including treatments such as deep tissue massage—helps improve muscle function and can provide pain relief for arthritic joints.
If ignored and not treated, arthritis can continue to get worse. It is vital that you come in for an examination when you experience any of the following:
- Sudden onset of pain or stiffness and the cause is not known
- A fever accompanies the joint pain
- Red, tender joints that feel warm or hot
- Stiffness or pain upon rising from bed even if you’ve had a good night’s sleep
- Pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, or other symptoms that have lasted longer than two weeks
What Causes Arthritis?
Arthritis, in general, is a prevalent condition, but there are many different types of arthritis, some much more rare than others. It is thought by the Arthritis Foundation that there are over 100 types of arthritis. So “arthritis” is really more of a category of conditions that affect the joints.
Despite how common arthritis is—the Arthritis Foundation estimates that it affects over 50 million Americans, making it the most common form of disability in the country—science does not yet have a clear understanding of it.
Factors that affect a person’s risk of developing arthritis include:
- Being overweight or obese: Excess weight puts stress on the joints.
- Gender: Different types of arthritis are more frequent in women than men, and vice-versa.
- Prior injury: A past injury makes it more likely that you’ll develop arthritis in the affected joint.
- Genetics: There’s a hereditary aspect of some types of arthritis.
- Age: As we get older, our chance of developing arthritis increases significantly.
Types of Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most common forms of the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is the more complicated of the two, as it involves the body’s immune system turning against its own tissue—the joint’s synovial membrane—which can lead to the eventual destruction of the joint.
Osteoarthritis is more straightforward though no less painful, involving bone-on-bone grinding as the result of wear and erosion of joint cartilage.
Arthritis can be a very serious condition, permanently damaging the joints. It is not always apparent what form of arthritis a person has, and often an X-ray or blood test is required. We offer free consultations and will get to the bottom of your aches and pain.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for arthritis in Mesquite, Garland, Sunnyvale, Forney, Terrell or any nearby city in Dallas and Kaufman County, call our medical clinic today at (972) 285-6703 for a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will help you decide on the right treatment plan to get you back to enjoying all of the activities you love to do, pain-free!