The Arthritis Foundation reports that an estimated 54 million adults have received a doctor’s diagnosis of arthritis. For patients who have arthritis, Brian Schuessler, DC offers natural solutions that promote better overall health at Pro-Active Medical Center in Niceville, Florida. Relief from arthritis pain is as simple as scheduling an appointment by calling the office or booking online.
Arthritis is a condition that occurs when you have inflammation in one or more of your joints. It tends to worsen as you age. If you have arthritis, you may have the following symptoms:
The cause of arthritis depends on the type. For instance, osteoarthritis is the most common form and stems from joint damage from wear and tear from regular use, injury, or infection. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system attacks your joints.
The age group that suffers from arthritis most often is people 65 and older. This is because certain types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are more prevalent as you age. Even if you develop it early, most forms of arthritis tend to worsen as you age.
Age isn’t the only factor, however. For instance, if you have a family history of arthritis, you’re more at risk for developing it. Your genetic makeup increases your vulnerability to environmental factors that stimulate the onset of arthritis.
Concerning gender, women are more susceptible to arthritis than men. Men, however, develop gout more frequently than women. Having a previous joint injury or obesity makes you more likely to develop arthritis, too.
Dr. Schuessler may diagnose arthritis based solely on your symptoms. However, further testing may be necessary. Possible testing includes:
Dr. Schuessler uses exercise therapy to keep your muscles strong and flexible and your joints working. He might recommend at-home exercises to enhance your results.
Another possible treatment is dietary changes or supplements to promote joint health. One example is glucosamine, which reduces your joint pain while protecting your ligaments.
Find pain relief from arthritis naturally by contacting Pro-Active Medical Center. Call the office, or use the convenient online booking form today.