Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disease that causes swelling and tenderness in the joints. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly 24% of American adults have arthritis. Chiropractic can be highly beneficial in reducing discomfort and our team at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS, is happy to set you up with a personalized treatment plan that can provide relief from pain caused by the disease.


Types of Arthritis

There are several types of arthritis, such as: 

  • Osteoarthritis: This is the most prevalent type of arthritis. It is caused by the wear and tear that occurs to the cartilage in joints when they are overused as a person ages. Obesity and joint injuries can contribute to the early onset of osteoporosis due to the pressure on the joints
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: This autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system becomes confused and incorrectly attacks parts of the body, including the joints. Roughly 25% of people with rheumatoid arthritis develop skin lumps called rheumatoid nodules
  • Psoriatic Arthritis: This type of arthritis starts psoriasis, which is a disease that causes inflammation around the elbows, knees, and navel, and usually begins between ages 30 and 50. Roughly 10% to 30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis

Symptoms of Arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis usually vary depending on the type of arthritis you have. However, some of the different types share the same symptoms, including:

  • Hand pain 
  • Feet pain
  • Swelling in the joints
  • Joint stiffness or reduced joint movement
  • Warmth and redness in a joint
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

When you visit our chiropractors for arthritis treatment, we will start by examining the condition of the disease and developing a suitable therapy plan. Each type of arthritis requires a specific combination of therapies. Once an appropriate treatment plan is created, we will manipulate and adjust your spine, joints, and connected muscles to relieve pain and help with healing. 

If you have osteoporosis, our chiropractors will attempt to move the joints to eliminate pressure and help reduce the pain in your hands and feet. However, if you have rheumatoid arthritis, we are going to attempt to restore the nerves connections to enable the body to function as it should. In return, this should lower inflammation and relieve pain. 

Other therapies our chiropractors can use to address arthritis include: 

  • Electrotherapy, which uses tiny electric pulses to stimulate nerves and muscles
  • Infrared Sauna, using a controlled amount of heat to relieve pain
  • Ultrasound, which utilizes sound waves to offer a massaging effect to stimulate nerves and muscles

Contact us about Treatment for Arthritis

At Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS, our chiropractors are dedicated to treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal ailments. Contact us today to learn more about the advantages of chiropractic care.

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