Arthritis Treatment in Nanaimo
Inflammation of a joint that produces pain, stiffness, and swelling is arthritis. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition attributed to wear and tear of joint components such as bone, cartilage, and soft tissues.
Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo offers a variety of arthritis treatments to effectively address each patient's unique symptoms. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also recommend physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and naturopathy to relieve painful inflammation and stiffness of arthritic joints.
Signs of arthritis are minimal in the beginning, but gradually worsen as joints continue to deteriorate. Arthritic pain can come and go or remain constant. Symptoms of arthritis include:
- Swelling at and around the joint
- Joint feels warm or feverish to the touch
- Various degrees of stiffness
- Difficult moving the affected joint without pain
- Skin covering the joint may be redder than other skin areas
- Joint weakness
- Inability to lift or hold objects
If you suspect that you have arthritis, please schedule an appointment with us for arthritis treatment in Nanaimo today.
In most cases, arthritis can be diagnosed during a physical examination without additional testing. Doctors will evaluate pain, swelling, and stiffness of the affected joint and then determine if imaging scans are needed. X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds provide doctors with detailed images of possible joint damage and deterioration.
Risk Factors for Arthritis
- Being over 50
- Being female
- You have family members with arthritis
- Previous injuries to joints (fractures, soft tissue tears, or frequent strains or sprains)
- Being overweight (knee, hip, and spine arthritis are commonly diagnosed in overweight people due to increased stress on these joints)
People with occupations involving repetitive squatting, bending, and lifting and those who smoke are also at a higher risk for arthritis.
What are Traditional Treatments for Arthritis?
Since no cure exists for arthritis, supportive care is the primary treatment. Over-the-counter or prescription pain medications, anti-inflammatory creams, and corticosteroid injections or pills provide temporary relief for pain and stiffness.
Alternative Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis is a chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment. Many people can't take pills or injections because of the unpleasant side effects or underlying conditions contraindicating medications. That's why we offer holistic therapies that do not include medications or injections. Our patients can rely on chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physiotherapy, naturopathy, and acupuncture to give them effective and long-term pain relief from arthritis.
Schedule an Appointment at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic Today
Get rapid relief from arthritic pain by calling 250-390-2003 and making an appointment with one of our experienced healthcare professionals at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo. Alternative arthritis treatment has improved many of our patients' quality of life and well-being, and it can do the same for you!