What is arthritis?

Arthritis is classified as inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness.

Arthritis is a very common condition with over 100 different types affecting over 46 million people in the United States. Those of us who live here in beautiful Redmond, Oregon are no exception. Most people living in Redmond, OR enjoy living an active lifestyle and don’t want pain preventing them from doing the things they love!

Although there are numerous types of arthritis, they all have one thing in common, joint discomfort. Joint symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, swelling, pain and decreased mobility of one or more joints. These symptoms can come and go, be persistent and progressive, or change in intensity from day to day. Sometimes, arthritis pain is a symptom of a more serious condition which must be treated. The inflammation in a person’s body which causes damage to their joints can also cause damage to other organs and body systems.

How can our treatments help?

Luckily, here in Redmond, Oregon, we have Chiropractic care, Naturopathic medicine, and massage therapy to help those suffering from arthritic pain and complications. Since there are several forms of arthritis, getting the appropriate labs and x-rays performed are helpful in determining the cause of your pain. Chiropractic treatment can vary depending on the type of arthritis but routine treatment may include joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises, massage, activity modification, hot/cold therapy, natural anti-inflammatory supplementation, diet modification, and potentially other treatment as appropriate for each individual person.

The goal of these treatments is to improve joint mobility and stability in addition to decreasing inflammation so joint irritation doesn’t continue and contribute to the arthritic, inflammatory, and pain process. The patient outcome with Chiropractic care, Naturopathic medicine and massage lead to decreased joint pain, swelling and stiffness and improved joint mobility.

Chiropractic care in addition to massage the naturopathic medicine can help you get out of pain and back to the life you love! Call 541-516-1045 today!

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