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Arthritis And How Your Sacramento Chiropractor Can Help

Arthritis is a common joint disorder that affects countless people of all ages. There are different types of arthritis. Inflammation of the joints causes a range of symptoms ranging from mild to debilitating. Pain is the most common symptom and is referred to as arthralgia. There are over 100 different types of arthritis known, with others being diagnosed all the time. 

Woman with Arthritis in her hand needs chiropractic care.

What Causes Arthritis?

Arthritis can spring from a number of reasons including cumulative wear and tear on joints over time (osteoarthritis) to an autoimmune disorder (rheumatoid arthritis), injury and infection. Heredity is another factor as well as lifestyle. Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States.

Lifestyle and heredity play a big role. A healthy diet with plenty of exercise and good physical habits can help stave off or prevent arthritis altogether. Arthritis symptoms can be helped by healthy habits as well. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Arthritis?

The following is a list of common arthritis symptoms. These may vary in intensity and frequency, and depend on the type of arthritis a person has.

  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint redness
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • "Locking up" 
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Limping

Anyone can be affected by arthritis. While many people associate arthritis with seniors, the reality is that arthritis can occur in children. This vastly depends on the type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is generally seen in older patients, while children may be prone to arthritis known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

How Can A Chiropractor Help My Arthritis?

Modern medicine is amazing however it does have its drawbacks. Too often people turn to pharmaceutical solutions for arthritis that simply put a temporary bandage on the problem. While there is certainly a place for medication in symptom management, a chiropractor in Sacramento can help you manage and reduce your symptoms in a holistic way.

The chiropractor isn't just about adjustments. There is so much more. Your Sacramento Chiropractor will sit with you and create a personalized plan of care to treat root causes, reducing flare-ups as well as offer symptom management tools you can take with you in your daily life. 

Contact Your Sports Injury Chiropractor In Sacramento

Gibson Chiropractic, Inc. isn't just for sports injuries or back pain. If you are struggling with the symptoms of arthritis, call today to schedule a consultation. Real solutions and relief are available. We are a full-service chiropractor in Sacramento. Call today at 916-925-2225 to learn more.