Arthritis causes pain, stiffness, and damage to joint cartilage (the tough, smooth tissue that covers the ends of the bones, enabling them to glide against one another).
Such damage can lead to joint weakness, instability and visible deformities that, depending on the location of joint involvement, can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, using a computer keyboard, cutting your food or brushing your teeth.
The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain and stiffness. Pain is often constant and may be localized to the joint affected. The pain from arthristis is due to inlfammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff painful joints and fatigue.
Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal.
To do that, we will likely recommend one or more of the following:
- Joint manipulation to decrease your pain, limit inflammation and ease muscle spasm.
- Therapeutic streching to restore your flexibility and ease pain.