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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!
Millions of Americans suffer from the aching, burning, tingling, and cramping associated with arthritis. As joints deteriorate over time, they can become fluid-filled and develop uncomfortable bone spurs where cartilage once provided cushioning. This debilitating condition causes loss of form and function in the joints of the:
Regardless of whether the arthritis is degenerative and age-related (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory and auto-immune (rheumatoid), arthritis sufferers must manage the pain and compromised function that accompany it.
Simple Pain-Relieving Tips
The Arthritis Foundation recommends several easy ways to soothe arthritis pain. Drs. Andrew Winger and Frank Rossi of Redondo Family Chiropractic suggest you incorporate them into your everyday routine.
- Develop a regular exercise routine with the help of a physical therapist or your Federal Way chiropractor. Physical activity builds muscle to support aching joints and also alleviates accompanying depression. Aerobic exercise such as walking, golf, and swimming gets the blood circulating but does not jar tender joints.
- Maintain a sensible weight. Exercise controls weight as does a healthy diet. Extra weight compresses painful and deteriorating joints. Small diet and activity changes pay big dividends in overall pain relief.
- Take analgesics as recommended by a physician. Over the counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen are helpful before an activity as are topical preparations such as capsaicin.
- Apply heat or cold to painful joints. Both are therapeutic, so see what works. A hot bath soothes aching joints, and paraffin wax treatments alleviate the discomforts of the hand or foot. Ice bags reduce swelling.
- Use assistive devices as needed. A simple straight cane or wheeled walker takes some of the pressure off hips, knees and back, in addition to providing an important measure of stability.
Don't Give Up
Andrew Winger DC and Frank Rossi DC of Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc. encourage you to consult them regarding an arthritis pain regimen. Their comprehensive chiropractic services include management of:
- disc injuries
- leg, back, arm and neck pain
- nerve impingement
The entire team at Redondo Family Chiropractic focuses on more than symptom relief. These experienced chiropractic professionals aim for whole body health for each patient.
Learn more by arranging for a personal consultation with Dr. Winger or Dr. Rossi. Call (253) 394-6977 for an appointment.
Are you one of the millions of Americans today suffering from persistent joint discomfort - and with no relief in sight? For many of us, joint issues like these are indicative of an underlying bone disorder, none more common than arthritis.
Arthritis is best described as a gradual deterioration of joint areas in your musculoskeletal system. But while most of us will eventually succumb to some level of arthritis by the time we become seniors, that doesn't mean activities as mundane as leaning on a walker or typing on a keyboard need to come with residual discomfort and lasting pain.
At Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc., arthritis-ridding experts like Andrew Winger, D.C., have years of experience providing the kind of chiropractic care that leaves their patients as pain-free as they deserve to be!
Take a look at some of the arthritic symptoms Dr. Winger can help rid you of below:
- Excess Cramping
- Residual Joint Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Severe Pain
Holistic treatment such as chiropractic care provided at Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc. is capable of lessening symptoms of arthritis because it treats each symptom head-on. In fact, arthritic patients have enjoyed mobility restoration, improved strength, and greater flexibility following chiropractic care.
Better still, arthritic patients learn to manage their own pain through chiropractic care, which helps them feel increasingly empowered and confident that their symptoms don't have to debilitate them any longer. With safe, holistic treatment provided by Dr. Winger and his expert chiropractic staff, you'll be able to do your everyday activities again with minimal pain and discomfort - just like you've been wanting since arthritis first struck!
If receiving chiropractic therapy for your joint issues is something you're ready to do, give Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc. a call today at 253-941-6977 for expert pain relief services right here in Federal Way, WA.