Diagnosed with Osteoarthritis? Tips to help manage Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative joint disease characterized by stiffness, swelling and tenderness in the joints. The pain is worse after sleeping, sitting or remaining sedentary for long periods of time.

Tips for Managing Osteoarthritis

While chronic arthritis has no definitive cure, there are tips for managing osteoarthritis that can reduce your symptoms and restore your range of motion and strength. Aggravating factors for arthritis include being overweight and inactive. Individuals with osteoarthritis should strive to lose weight, which lessens the stress on the joints and participate in a moderate exercise program. Stair climbing and water aerobics have been known to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with chronic arthritis. Exercising also strengthens muscles, which can become weak due to lack of movement and the degenerative nature of the disease.

While undergoing your exercise and nutrition regimen, it is important to remain in-tune with your body and receive guidance from a medical practitioner, including our chiropractor in Everrett.

Chiropractic Care for Osteoarthritis

Receiving regular chiropractic care for osteoarthritis can reduce your pain and improve your range of motion. Pain and stiffness in the spine and joints can be aggravated by misalignments, which promote improper movement of the joint. Chiropractic adjustments can correct this improper movement and reduce your pain and inflammation.

Additionally, we offer massage therapy and nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Massage therapy can reduce back, neck and joint pain by relaxing the muscles and soft tissues, promoting circulation and helping the chiropractic adjustments. Eating properly can help you lose excess weight and provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to rejuvenate itself. Making small changes in your lifestyle can help you reduce your risk for injuries and heal current and old injuries, including back and neck strains.

How do you treat your arthritis? Would you try chiropractic care?

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At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we are fully dedicated to providing solutions to address your unique needs. This personal care is why people throughout the Everett area come to Cornerstone Chiropractic.

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