Are you struggling with the pain of arthritis? When the prescription treatments are not doing enough, you need to consider combining treatment with a natural pain management strategy.
At Synergy Health Centre, we have several treatment options that may help. Read on to learn more about our arthritis treatment methods.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Arthritis is a term given to a range of conditions that causes swelling, pain, and inflammation in the joints. There are two main types of arthritis: rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the degradation of cartilage cause bones to rub together. This friction leads to damage, inflammation, and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune response. The body starts to use its immune system to attack healthy tissue, believing it is a foreign body. For both types, doctors will often provide medication and suggest a range of natural remedies and physical therapy.
If you find you are having trouble moving a joint because of stiffness or swelling, then it could be a sign of arthritis. Pain in the joint areas is also a sign, and you should seek treatment before the situation gets worse.
Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis
Chiropractic treatment is a natural way to relieve the stress on your joints. It uses more than 150 techniques to gently move your body back into the correct position. It adjusts the spine, joints, and muscles with varying degrees of force.
Chiropractors will look at your previous medical history and perform a physical exam to determine what treatment is best for you. They will then develop a care plan that treats joints and the spine to alleviate stress and pain.
Chiropractic care is extremely safe. Over inflamed areas are avoided. Instead, the realignment of surrounding areas to provide comfort and strength are the focus.
Physiotherapy for Arthritis
Physiotherapy treatment is a natural way to relieve the symptoms of arthritis. A physiotherapist will determine a personalized program for you depending on where the arthritis is affecting you. Treatment can help increase your range of motion and help strengthen the muscles surrounding the joints.
A physiotherapist can also help you improve your mobility in daily tasks to put less stress on the affected areas. Decreasing the stress on your knees or hips will result in less pressure on the joints. They can also recommend assistive devices such as braces and splints to relieve stress.
Synergy Health Centre has a range of physiotherapy options to assist in arthritis pain relief. Contact us to discuss how treatment can help with arthritis.
Massage Therapy for Arthritis Treatment
Massage therapy is a great way to increase one’s overall sense of wellbeing. It can induce a feeling of relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate joint pain and discomfort.
Massage therapy can relieve and restore function to the joints of the hands and knees effectively. It works by reducing the stress hormones in the body, lowering blood pressure, and the level of inflammatory cytokines.
Schedule Treatment for Your Arthritis
At Synergy Health Centre, we provide multidisciplinary health services ranging from physiotherapy to chiropractic in the Victoria, BC area. If you have arthritis, we’re ready to help you find pain relief with a range of treatment options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our practitioners.