Pain from arthritis affects about 40 million people in the United States a year. Arthritis pain can become debilitating, causing a decrease in your quality of life. Luckily, you can find relief from your pain with help from Dr. Andrew Winger and Dr. Frank Rossi at Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc., in Federal Way, WA.
What causes arthritis?
Arthritis is a disorder of the joints which causes stiffness, pain and swelling. Arthritis can develop in any joint on the body and usually affects more than one joint at the same time. Determining the cause of arthritis begins with diagnosing the type of arthritis from which a patient suffers. The cause could be anything from injury leading to arthritis to infections like Lyme disease.
Do I have arthritis?
Symptoms of arthritis include:
- joint pain
- joint stiffness
- joint swelling
- redness around the painful area
- decreased range of motion
- deformity of the joint
Arthritis often begins very mildly and its severity increases over long periods of time. If you think you have arthritis, it is never a bad idea to get checked out by your doctor.
Chiropractic for Arthritis Pain in Federal Way
Chiropractic focuses on using a drug-free approach to managing the body’s musculoskeletal system and managing pain. Chiropractic has proven effective in treating arthritic joints. Your chiropractor may recommend manual manipulation of the joint. However, they may recommend other forms of chiropractic treatment, including ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, trigger-point therapy or physical therapy. Your chiropractor is your best bet for gathering information on diagnosing and managing your arthritis pain.
For more information on arthritis pain relief and management, please contact Dr. Winger and Dr. Rossi at Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc., in Federal Way, WA. Call (253) 941-6977 to schedule an appointment with your chiropractor today!