Arthritis Pain Treatment in CT & NY
If you suffer from throbbing joints and stiff, arthritic movement, you’re not alone. Arthritis is the most common form of disability for Americans over age 50, affecting roughly one in five adults – and the numbers are growing.
Arthritis is an umbrella term that encompasses several conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down. The breakdown of cartilage results in bone rubbing against bone, which can cause inflammation of the joint lining. Osteoarthritis can damage any joint in the body but most commonly affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine.
Rheumatoid arthritis is common amongst older women and indicates a weakened lining of the joints, causing inflammation and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body.
Treatment for Arthritis
Here at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, our primary goal is to reduce or eliminate your arthritis and give you a new lease on movement. Our expert team of specialists will start by honing in on exactly what’s causing your arthritis pain. We’ll then treat you using state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques.
We also offer a range of modalities, including physical therapy, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. Don’t hesitate to take the next step toward a better, pain-free life – call or schedule an appointment with us today!