At-home Arthritis Treatment
By King Chiropractor
September 26, 2014
Category: Chiropractic Ailments
Arthritis is a condition related to the bones and joints that affects about 46 million Americans. It can make it difficult to perform basic, every day activities, whether it's writing or playing with your children or grandchildren. You may be able to treat your arthritis symptoms at home. If not, King Chiropractic has solutions that will help relieve arthritic pain and get you back on track with your daily activities.
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints (areas where bone meets bone) in the body. It affects the musculoskeletal system of the body and often occurs in hands, fingers and toes. Arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling that is difficult to ignore. Experts believe that while it could be hereditary, it is usually a result of working certain types of jobs that require physical strain on the joints. It may also be related to diet and obesity. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.
If you've been diagnosed with arthritis or your feel that you may have early signs of this joint condition, you can start trying at-home treatments to help relieve the pain.
- Over the counter pain pills like Aleve (and its generic equivalent)
- Add more magnesium to your diet (try a supplement)
- Soak your joints in Epsom salt and warm water regularly
- Use heating pads or ice packs to help relieve pain
- Swim more; it helps to relieve stress on the joints
A skilled chiropractor can tell you best how to treat your arthritic symptoms, whether it’s at home or at the doctor’s office. When arthritis pain gets to the point where you can barely lift a paper off of a table, it's time to come into the office of King Chiropractic for a visit. Depending on the severity of your condition, the doctor may prescribe NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), perform chiropractic manipulations or assist you with ongoing physical therapy to help you manage the issue. Contact the office to schedule an initial consultation today.