Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis (OA)

If you are feeling pain in your joints and muscles, it is important to follow up with your chiropractor. The Arthritis Society have warned Canadians who suffer from aches and pains who have never had a check-up that they are at higher risk for developing arthritis. Arthritis is inflammation of the joint. Since there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, it is among the leading causes of disability in Canada, affecting close to 4.5 million people.

Among the different kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the common. OA occurs when the cartilage between bones begins to slowly deteriorate and wear away. Cartilage is vital for the joint because not only does it act as a shock absorber, it allows for smooth movement. Over time, a person with OA will experience a reduction in cartilage. This results in pain, stiffness, inflammation and eventually bone-to-bone contact. Stiffness of the joints is  usually at its peak in the morning. More than 2 million Canadians are affected by osteoarthritis. Although OA affects all ages, it is more common in the older population.

Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for those who suffer from osteoarthritis because it restores normal joint alignment. Aligning the joints enables for proper movement and reduces wear and tear of the cartilage. Chiropractic therapy increases the mobility of the joint which will then alleviate joint stiffness and restore range of motion.

At Central Chiropractic Centre, Dr. Ashique has helped hundreds of patients with arthritis and provided advice on how to manage pain from inflamed joints. If you are experiencing joint pain, please feel free to call our office at (204) 943-7200 for a free consultation with Dr. Ashique.

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