Massage Therapy for Arthritis with our Chiropractor in Hollywood and Tamarac, FL
Arthritis affects millions of people worldwide. A leading cause of disability, massage therapy offers a safe approach to treating arthritis without the side effects of potentially addicting medications.
Learn about massage therapy for arthritis and how our doctors in Hollywood and Tamarac, FL help patients find relief from their symptoms at Back To Mind in Hollywood and Tamarac, FL.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is more than aching, pain, and inflammation affecting the joints. As joints and surrounding tissues become swollen, stiff and inflamed, pain often increases, particularly in individuals with chronic pain.
Formerly treated with a number of different types of opioid medications as the first line of treatment, many sources now recommend chiropractic care as a safe alternative for treating arthritis.
How Many Type Of Arthritis Are There And What Causes It?
Medical News Today reveals that arthritis is actually a term that describes approximately 200 conditions affecting the joints, tissues surrounding affected joints and other connective tissue.
Inflammation is a primary cause although complications from injuries and accidents sometimes lead to arthritic joints.
Common Symptoms and Signs of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is debilitating for many people, potentially resulting in a reduction in activity, inability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), reduction in participating in social activities and the risk for developing a sedentary lifestyle. This actually increases the chronic pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
The American College of Rheumatology explains that giving up exercise when you have arthritis increases the risk of developing weaker muscles, stiff joints, and poor balance, along with conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Swelling associated with arthritic joints is sometimes the first symptom noticed by an individual. Reduced range of motion also affects some individuals with untreated symptoms.
How Can A Chiropractor Help Treat And Manage Your Arthritis Pain?
Looking for alternative treatments, many of our patients turn to massage therapy to treat their symptoms. Massage therapy is a recognized safe, effective, drug-free treatment method that promotes wellness and helps relieve aching and chronic pain for patients with arthritis and many other conditions.
Contact our Chiropractors in Hollywood and Tamarac, FL Today
Contact us for an appointment to learn more about massage therapy and other chiropractic treatments for your condition. Call us today at (954) 248-3435.