Understanding Osteoarthritis and How Chiropractic Care Can Manage It

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis and can significantly disrupt your daily life if left unmanaged. Fortunately, chiropractic care from Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee, FL, can help reduce pain while improving your range of motion. Continue reading to learn about osteoarthritis and how chiropractic care can help manage it.


What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage, which is the protective cushioning between your bones, wears down over time. This breakdown of cartilage can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion in the affected joints. While osteoarthritis can affect any joint, it most commonly targets the hands, knees, hips, and spine.

Causes and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Several factors can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis. Age is the primary risk factor since cartilage naturally breaks down with time. You can also develop osteoarthritis due to injuries, repetitive stress on joints, obesity, and genetics.

The hallmark symptom of osteoarthritis is joint pain. This pain typically worsens with activity and improves with rest. Other common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Joint stiffness, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity
  • Reduced range of motion in the affected joint
  • Grating or popping sensation in the joint
  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Swelling around the joint

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

While chiropractic care cannot reverse the damage caused by osteoarthritis, your chiropractor can help manage symptoms and improve overall well-being. Some of the ways your chiropractor can help with osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain Relief: Chiropractic adjustments can help improve joint alignment and function while reducing pain and inflammation.
  • Improved Range of Motion: Gentle manipulations and targeted exercises can help increase flexibility and range of motion in the affected joints.
  • Reduced Stiffness: Chiropractic care can help loosen tight muscles and enhance joint mobility, allowing you to perform daily activities with less stiffness and pain.
  • Overall Wellness: Chiropractic care can enhance your well-being and quality of life by improving joint health and function.

If you are experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis, chiropractic care may be a valuable addition to your treatment plan. Your chiropractor can determine underlying issues contributing to your osteoarthritis and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve lasting pain relief and improved mobility.

Achieve Long-Term Relief With Chiropractic Care at Magnolia Wellness Center

Osteoarthritis can cause debilitating pain and significantly impact your day-to-day life if left unmanaged, so contact Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee, FL, to achieve long-term relief and improved wellness with chiropractic care. Call us and schedule a consultation today at (850) 656-6606 to discuss how chiropractic care can help you manage your osteoarthritis symptoms.

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