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What is Arthritis?

The word Arthritis paints a picture in most peoples mind of an older person who is hobbling around and suffering from joint pain.  It would more than likely surprise you to learn that Arthritis can affect you at any age.  Arthritis is the inflammation of joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are many types of arthritis which different causes but the most common types are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

What Causes Arthritis?

A reduction in the normal amount of cartilage tissue in your joints can cause some forms of arthritis. Normal wear and tear causes OA, which is one of the most common types of arthritis. Your risk of developing OA may be higher if you have a family history of disease.

RA is another common form of arthritis which is an autoimmune disorder. RA occurs when the immune system attacks the tissues of the body. This type of arthritis can eventually lead to destruction of both cartilage and bone inside the joint.

How Can We Help?

For many suffering with Arthritis, chiropractic care may be able to help to put your joint pain behind you once and for all.  Patients suffering from arthritis have joint pain, stiffness and swelling. You may also experience a decrease of motion and redness of the skin around the joint.

The physicians at Waterside Chiropractic and Medical have the expertise to identify and treat your Arthritis condition.  We will take the time with you to explain to you the causes and help reduce the symptoms while helping to improve your overall health.

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