Periodic joint pain due to overuse or injury is an unfortunate situation which can often be treated with simple rest and relaxation. However, joint pain when caused by arthritis is a whole different ballgame. When should you be concerned about your joint pain? Find out about arthritis, its causes and what your chiropractor can do about it with Dr. Jason Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that causes painful swelling and irritation of the body’s joints. When the cartilage between the joint’s bones begins wearing away, it causes the pain and swelling associated with arthritis. The joint may become stiff over time and cause the pain to become chronic. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 100 types of arthritis and conditions relating to arthritic joint pain and is the number one cause of disability in America.
Treating Arthritis in Attleboro, MA
Chiropractors are experts in the musculoskeletal system, including the joints. While chiropractic is famous for “cracking” the bones in the back, it encompasses many more treatments than just manual spinal manipulation. Physical therapy including specialized stretches and exercises can help treat arthritis, managing the pain associated with the condition and helping prevent future pain and swelling. If you suffer from arthritis, you can consult with your chiropractor to determine the best treatment plan for your condition.
For more information on arthritis, its causes, or its treatments, please contact Dr. Jason Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA. Call (508) 226-2333 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Miller today!