Can Joint Disease be Prevented?

Joint disease is one of the oldest, and most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Most commonly affecting middle-aged and older people, osteoarthritis can range from very mild to very severe. It affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back.

Doctors of chiropractic, by the nature of their work, can detect the earliest degenerative changes in the joints. They see the impact of degenerative changes in the spine, as well as in the hips, knees, and other weight-bearing joints. Chiropractic are also trained to relieve the pain and improve joint function through natural therapies, such as chiropractic manipulation,instrument adjusting, and/or some exercise techniques.

Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 now to schedule a complimentary consultation. Common symptoms include joint swelling, joint pain in rainy weather, morning stiffness, grating of the joint with motion, limping, loss of motion of the joint, often relieved by rest, worse after exercise or weight bearing, and gradual or subtle onset of deep aching joint pain. Be aware that there also may be no symptoms for this condition.

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