Arthritis pain shouldn’t dictate your daily life. Find out how to combat your discomfort.
Arthritis pain is no joke. It’s amazing how quickly achy, painful joints can change your whole day around. If you are tired of catering to your arthritis pain and just want some simple approaches for easing your symptoms then our Gaithersburg, Urbana, Clarksburg and Potomac, MD chiropractors have some options that could help you.
Lose the Weight
If you are overweight it might be time to seriously consider shedding those pounds. Every pound you lose means 4 pounds less pressure on achy, inflamed joints. Even just losing 10 to 20 pounds could offer a vast improvement to your arthritis symptoms.
Everyone can benefit from physical activity, especially those with osteoarthritis. You may think working out could make your situation worse, but the opposite is true. While you shouldn’t exactly go out and pound the pavement, you can enjoy walking around the neighbor or swimming laps at your local pool. Couple it with some strength training and your body will seriously thank you.
If you have arthritic knees then getting shoe inserts or even a splint could help to take added pressure off certain joints in the feet and better distribute the weight. By using these devices you will find that arthritic knees and hips are actually much happier.
Chiropractic Care Could Help You
If you find that these remedies aren’t giving you the relief you need then it might be time to talk to our Gaithersburg, Urbana, Clarksburg and Potomac chiropractic specialist about whether transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) therapy is right for you. Electrical stimulation treatment has an amazing way of being able to alleviate pain and swelling of the joints.
While those with osteoarthritis may not be able to benefit from chiropractic therapy, these services may be ideal for someone dealing with scar tissue or muscle spasms as a result of arthritis. Heat and cold treatments can also be great for alleviating pain and reducing inflammation.
If you are interested in finding out more about chiropractic care in Gaithersburg, Urbana, Clarksburg and Potomac, MD and whether it could ease your symptoms then call King Chiropractic today to schedule your next appointment.