Arthritis in Downtown San Diego
Arthritis pain affects millions of Americans every year, keeping them from the activities they love. The team at Gaslamp Chiropractic in Downtown San Diego, California, uses an integrated and holistic approach to treating arthritis pain and improving your wellness. If you're struggling with Arthritis in Downtown San Deigo, contact the Gaslamp Quarter office or book an appointment online to learn more about arthritis treatment.
What is arthritis in Downtown San Diego?
Arthritis is inflammation (irritation) of the joints. It can occur in any joint in the body, from the fingers to the toes, though it is more likely to occur in the knees, hips, and spine.
Arthritis causes symptoms such as swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joints. It can make it difficult and painful for you to move your joints, affecting your daily activities. Because of arthritis symptoms, you may have difficulty working or participating in your normal hobbies.
What causes arthritis?
There are two main types of arthritis that have different causes.
- Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, occurs when the cartilage between your bones is damaged. Cartilage is a soft tissue that helps your bones smoothly glide past one another. When it is broken down, your bones may grind against one another, causing pain, inflammation, and even popping or grinding sounds. Osteoarthritis is more likely to occur with age, though it can also be brought on by injury or joint surgery. Athletes who demand a lot of their joints may be more likely to experience arthritis at a younger age.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common form of arthritis. It occurs when your body’s immune system attacks the joint tissue, causing inflammation and swelling. Over time, these attacks can break down cartilage and cause pain.
How can chiropractors treat arthritis?
Chiropractors at Gaslamp Chiropractic have special training in manipulating the bones, muscles, and soft tissues to help relieve pain and inflammation. Using different hands-on techniques such as manual manipulation can help relieve spasms and align the joints to reduce pain. They can also release tight connective tissue, which may result from arthritis and cause additional pain.
Chiropractors may also help relieve pressure on your joints through gentle stretching. This improves joint flexibility as well as your range of motion, making it easier to move despite arthritis stiffness.
You may also benefit from massage therapy or acupuncture for arthritis pain relief. Your provider at Gaslamp Chiropractic discusses the best treatments for your specific needs.
At Gaslamp Chiropractic, the caring and experienced team use integrative treatment methods to offer relief from a wide range of arthritis symptoms. Contact the office or book an appointment online to take the first step toward arthritis pain relief.