Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe more than 100 types of articular disorders. It can affect various parts of the body from fingers to knees to the cervical spine.
Arthritis generally presents with symptoms such as swelling (inflammation), pain, stiffness and loss of normal movement. The symptoms may come and go or be constant. While arthritis is generally found in the joints, it can affect organ function and irritate the skin. The causes of arthritis can vary from degenerative (osteoarthritis), inflammatory, autoimmune (rheumatoid), infectious, or metabolic (gout).
Many people have found relief from the chronic pain of arthritis with chiropractic care. Increasing the overall wellbeing and alignment of the spine and joints allows the body to function at a more optimal level generally decreasing the disabling symptoms that can affect activities of daily life.
What are the causes of Arthritis?
Overexertion of the joints (being overweight, sports injuries).