Arthritis is a medical term used for joint pains – it is not however defined as a single disease but the term covers over 100 medical conditions of which Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form and generally affects elderly patients, followed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The cause of Arthritis can be difficult as it can be due to several factors contribute to an individual developing the problem – some factors include: injuries, age, genetics (hereditary), weight, illnesses or infection.
Accordingly, the treatment of arthritis very much depends on it precise type; therefore an accurate diagnosis increases the chance for successful treatment. The available treatments include chiropractic, anti-inflammatory medications, pain medications, surgical operations and splinting.
According to William C. Sheil JR., Rheumatoid arthritis caused when body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, particularly the joints therefore known as autoimmune disorder which usually manifests between the age of 35 and 60 and is more common in women. Most damage occurs to the cartilage in the joints, where joints become red and swollen, thus result in sever pain and difficulty moving.
He further suggests that, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), designed to combat pain, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), designed to slow the progression of the disease – are typical pharmaceutical treatments for RA; However, they do not cure RA and can even carry severe side effects, particularly when used over long term.
By restoring the biomechanics through soft tissue therapy and mobilisations, we regain pain-free movement. The Chiropractors at George street Clinic will teach you to do the appropriate rehabilitation exercises.
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