Arthritis | Causes & Symptoms

Arthritis can be very painful and hinder even the most active people. There are many treatments and medications for arthritis, but they can come with unpleasant side effects and may cause new problems. At Bankers Hall Chiropractic, we don’t use drugs to treat your pain. We use natural solutions so your body can heal itself.

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a type of inflammation of the joints. It can affect multiple joints at once and can show subtle or mild symptoms at first. There are over 100 types of arthritis, many with different causes and treatments.

Your doctor will diagnose your arthritis by performing an examination of your bones and joints, specifically where you are experiencing the pain. They will check for fluid around your joints and the quality of your range of motion. If needed, your doctor will perform a blood test to check for specific types of arthritis. X-rays will also be ordered to rule out any other health conditions. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Common symptoms of arthritis include severe joint pain, swelling, and redness around the joint. In other types of arthritis, fever and fatigue can be common due to your body’s immune response.

Causes of Arthritis

Arthritis can be caused by the gradual loss of cartilage around the joints. Loss of cartilage can be caused by normal wear and tear or injury to the joint. Infections that attack the joints may also cause some forms of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when your immune system attacks your body’s tissues. The tissue dries out causing inflammation and pain. Doctors think that genetics can be a factor when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis.

How Can A Chiropractor Treat Arthritis?

Chiropractors specialize in treating joint pain and have many techniques for treating arthritis. Your chiropractor will perform a physical exam to rule out any other conditions and pinpoint where your pain is coming from. Your chiropractor may use ultrasound technology to massage the affected joints and relieve pain and inflammation. Electrotherapy can also be used by targeting the tissue in and around your joints. This procedure is pain-free and non-invasive. Depending on the severity of your arthritis, your chiropractor can also perform specific adjustments, so your range of motion is improved.

Arthritis Treatment in Calgary

If you are suffering from arthritis and you’re tired of the side effects caused by arthritis medications, call Bankers Hall Chiropractic in Calgary today at (403) 243-0111. Our expert team is here to help you live a full life, free from arthritis pain. Schedule an appointment with us today and start the process of returning to a pain-free life.

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