Arthritis is a condition that produces pain at the joints. In the most common cases, it is either an autoimmune disorder (Osteoarthritis) or occurs when the cartilage lining the surfaces of the joints wear out (Rheumatoid arthritis). Arthritis causes the joints to swell, resulting in pain and stiffness, loss of range of motion especially in the hands, feet, hips and spine.
The holistic approach of chiropractic care focuses on relieving pressure along the joints to help increase the range of motion, helping to relieve pain and pressure buildup along the joints. With chiropractic care, treatments enable the body to improve the range of motion with fewer restrictions. Chiropractic care also focuses on lifestyle adjustments to focus on overall health to reduce pain and help eliminate the need for pain medications. Some of theses treatments may include: exercise, soft tissue mobilization therapy, weight loss and other alternatives to address accompanying arthritis issues.
Fibromyalgia is also associated with joint pain.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM); primary fibromyalgia syndrome; FMS; fibromyalgia syndrome; FM; fibrositis; fibromyositis
• Anatomical location/body part affected: Muscle nociceptors and brain/ascending and descending somatosensory pathways
• Description and overview
• FM is a chronic diffuse pain syndrome of uncertain etiology, but likely neurogenic in origin
• The hallmark symptoms are widespread tenderness, fatigue, and sleep disturbances
• Functional disability in some activities of daily living (ADLs) is often reported as a troublesome symptom
• Mood and anxiety/depressive changes are also common
• Based on a 2008 systematic review of 146 studies, effective multidisciplinary management of FM include various combinations of drug therapy(e.g., antidepressants, pregabalin), aerobic exercise training, heated pool treatment, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Meditative movement therapy (e.g., yoga, tai chi) also appear promising based on a 2012 systematic review of 7 randomized controlled trials (RCTs)
• Evidence-based interventions to improve physical functioning in adults with FM are reviewed in this paper. For additional information, see Clinical Review…Fibromyalgia and Exercise
If you suffer from joint pain please contact our office to schedule an appointment with us today. We will perform a comprehensive physical exam to determine the best treatment options available to you.