What You Need To Know About Arthritis

What Causes Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common medical condition and can develop from several causes. The condition can cause chronic pain, affect your flexibility and mobility, and decrease your quality of life. Our chiropractor can help. Dr. David Zumstein at Zumstein Chiropractic Clinic in Franklin, WI, provides comprehensive chiropractic services, including treatments to help you get relief from arthritis.

What You Need To Know About Arthritis

There are several types of arthritis, each with different causes:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, both of which are caused by autoimmune factors
  • Osteoarthritis, which can be caused by chronic overuse, leading to joint inflammation, a traumatic injury to the area, a previous surgery, or aging

No matter what is causing your arthritis, the effects are similar and include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint damage and deformity
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Loss of mobility
  • Decreased quality of life

Dr. Zumstein offers several treatment options to help you live well with arthritis. He may recommend:

  • Manual manipulation, to help realign the spine and supporting structures, to increase the range of motion
  • Massage therapy boosts blood flow to the area and aids in healing
  • Trigger point therapy, to provide direct anti-inflammatory relief to the affected area
  • Ultrasound treatment to reduce swelling and stiffness
  • Laser treatment, to help reduce inflammation
  • Lifestyle modifications including exercises and stretches to increase flexibility and decrease pain
  • Physical therapy, to regain flexibility and mobility
  • Dietary modifications, to increase nutrients and decrease the intake of foods that contribute to joint inflammation
  • Thermal therapy decreases swelling and boosts circulation to aid in healing

If you are living with arthritis, you owe it to yourself to seek out the expertise of your chiropractor. Chiropractic treatments for arthritis can decrease pain, increase flexibility and mobility, and help you enjoy an active life again.

Want To Know More?

To learn more about the causes and treatment of arthritis, call Dr. Zumstein at Zumstein Chiropractic Clinic in Franklin, WI. You can reach him in the office by calling (414) 761-3330, so call today.

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