Arthritis Treatment and Symptoms
By King Chiropractic
July 24, 2014
Category: Chiropractic Ailments
The latest data from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that arthritis is a condition that affects over 52.5 million Americans. Arthritic conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus and fibromyalgia. The Potomac arthritis doctors of King Chiropractic Institute see patients with arthritis problems often and offer effective treatments to get them back to business.
An untreated problem with arthritis could affect just about every aspect of your life, from work to having fun with your family. It is a condition that affects the joints and tendons of the body, causing pain and discomfort that's difficult to ignore.
Common Arthritic Symptoms
Potomac arthritis Dr. King is well-versed in every type of case of arthritic pain. Arthritis symptoms often show up in people who are older, but it can also show up in younger patients. People who work jobs that require extensive use of their hands sometimes complain of arthritic pain. For instance, typists, secretaries, data entry professionals and handymen who perform repetitive actions with their fingers and hands often complain of carpel tunnel, which can lead to arthritic symptoms. People who struggle with their weight often have problems with arthritis as well.
The symptoms of arthritis include:
- Joint pain
- Stiffness and difficulty moving
- Swelling feeling in the joints
- Skin turning red or flushed near the joints
- Frequently clenching and massaging the joints to ease discomfort
- Loss of desire to participate in physical activities
The specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis Dr. King diagnoses, but they are similar across the board. There is hope in treatment from a qualified chiropractor.
Potomac Arthritis Treatment
Patients in the Potomac area can call on Dr. King and his staff for arthritic treatment and advice on how to prevent joint pain issues. A regular chiropractic session may be all you need to “break” free from the symptoms of arthritis. Changes in diet and specific exercise regimens may be recommended as well. Call or visit KingChiropracticInstitute.com to set up a date and time for a consultation.