Suffering From Arthritis?
Our Chiropractors can help.
There’s no getting away from the fact that life with arthritis can be difficult.
In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints.
But help is here, Chiropractic can help with your Arthritis treatment.
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Medical History • Chiropractic, Orthopaedic & Neurologic Examinations • Posture Check • Digital X-Rays* • Diagnosis
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What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is the principal cause of physical pain and disability in the UK, affecting around 10 million people. It is an inflammatory disease, affecting joints, and causing people to suffer pain and difficulty moving around. The two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, degenerative, and rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune.
Arthritis comes from the words “arther”- joint and “itis”- inflammation. Arthritis is a collection of symptoms affecting joints which causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness.
Changes to the body caused by arthritis are a fact of life, but the joint pain associated with the disease can me managed. As a trusted family chiropractor we’re here to support patients diagnosed with arthritis.
Correcting posture, and advising on diet and exercise alongside the hands on chiropractic adjustments and massage we provide. This less invasive approach is proven to slow progress of the condition, minimising joint damage and reducing swelling, stiffness and joint pain.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the UK, affecting nearly 9 million people. Some people call it degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis.
With Osteoarthritis, the cartilage within a joint begins to break down and the underlying bone begins to change. These changes usually develop slowly and get worse over time. Osteoarthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. In some cases it also causes reduced function and disability; some people are no longer able to do daily tasks or work.
The most commonly affected joints are those in the:
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
In the UK, rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 400,000 people. It often starts when a person is between 40 and 50 years old. Women are 3 times more likely to be affected than men.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease in which your body attacks healthy joint tissue. Common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include morning stiffness and joint pain, typically in the same joint on both sides of your body. Joint deformities can eventually develop.
In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system targets affected joints, which leads to pain and swelling. The outer covering (synovium) of the joint is the first place affected.
This can then spread across the joint, leading to further swelling and a change in the joint’s shape. This may cause the bone and cartilage to break down.
People with rheumatoid arthritis can also develop problems with other tissues and organs in their body.
How we can help with your Arthritis
Changes to the body caused by arthritis are a fact of life, but the joint pain associated with the condition can me managed. As a group of trusted chiropractic clinics throughout Essex, we’re here to help you.
Chiropractors are trained in diagnosing and assessing types of Arthritis, with specific interest in Osteoarthritis / Degenerative Arthritis. By using x-rays alongside orthopaedic tests we can accurately diagnose and create an appropriate treatment plan.
Correcting posture, and advising on diet and exercise alongside the hands on chiropractic adjustments and care as well as soft tissue massage we provide can all help. This less invasive approach is proven to slow progress of the condition, minimising joint damage and reducing swelling, stiffness and joint pain.