Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States with nearly 54 million Americans diagnosed with the condition. This inflammation of the joints often gets worse with age, which can significantly decrease your quality of life. Based on the kind of arthritis you have, Dr. Rommel Hindocha, DC QME, at Peninsula Spine and Sports Rehabilitation in Burlingame, California, has extensive experience in relieving arthritis symptoms, allowing you stay active longer. Call Dr. Hindocha to schedule your consultation or book online.
Arthritis is a collection of conditions that cause an inflammation of one or more of your joints. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types, affecting the cartilage and lining of joints respectively.
Most types of arthritis share a common collection of symptoms and you can generally expect to experience one or several of the following:
The severity and location of these symptoms depend on the type of arthritis you have.
Generally, arthritis occurs for one of two reasons. In the case of osteoarthritis, wear and tear on your joints causes damage to cartilage and it breaks down. In time, this causes bone on bone grinding, leading to pain and decreased range of motion.
Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your body’s immune system attacks the lining of the protective covering of the joint. This leads to inflammation and swelling around the joint and eventual cartilage and bone damage.
There are factors that can put you at greater risk for developing arthritis:
Some types of arthritis run in families, particularly the types of arthritis based on the immune system, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
You become more susceptible to many kinds of arthritis as you age. The most common is osteoarthritis.
If you’ve suffered a joint injury in the past, you have a greater risk of developing arthritis in that particular joint.
Excess weight tends to put additional stress on the joints, possibly damaging the cartilage over time.
The treatment Dr. Hindocha provides depends on the type and severity of your arthritis. He most commonly uses one or several of the following treatments:
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, Dr. Hindocha provides chiropractic adjustments to help your nervous system properly adjust to the workings of your condition, as well as improve mobility and reduce inflammation.
Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, and analgesics are a few of the medications that can relieve the symptoms associated with your arthritis. A referral to a medical specialist is required.
Range of motion and strengthening exercises can help certain types of arthritis, relieving pain and improving mobility.
If you’re suffering from back arthritis, Dr. Hindocha offers VAX-D spinal decompression to stretch and realign your spine, offering relief from your pain.
Are you tired of living with the pain arthritis causes? Let Dr. Hindocha provide proven therapy that can offer you relief. Call to schedule your consultation or book online.