Understanding Osteoarthritis

Understanding OsteoarthritisIf you are experiencing a dull pain, swelling in your joints, or a looming feeling of stiffness after resting, if your joints frequently make a creaking or crunching sound for no apparent reason, then chances are you have osteoarthritis (OA).

Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that often results in cartilage and joint damage.

Left untreated and without proper management, osteoarthritis eventually wears the affected cartilage down. When this happens, the bones rub together which results in a persisting painful sensation that ultimately limits your range of motion and your ability to move freely.

While many people think that developing osteoarthritis is a natural part of aging, your Chiropractor Gold Coast explains why this isn’t necessarily the case.

Risk Factors

Even after multiple studies, researchers are still unable to fully comprehend the faulty mechanism behind osteoarthritis. Experts, however, were able to tell that there are specific factors that account for an increased risk of developing the disease.

Generally, people who are over 40 years old are at an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis. Women are also more vulnerable to this progressive disorder. People who are born with bone and joint conditions also belong to the high-risk category, together with those who, at one point in time, suffered from prominent physical injuries.

Having a prior history of other types of arthritis also increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Lastly, people whose every routine consists on performing repetitive movements are also at a high risk of developing OA.

Chiropractor Gold Coast

Chiropractic has always helped in actively alleviating pain and other physical symptoms that osteoarthritis presents. By bringing back normal joint alignment and function, chiropractic care is known to methodically slow down and stop most of the degenerative effects of osteoarthritis.

Always striving to provide the local Gold Coast community with the best lifetime family care, Hinterland Chiropractic helps you restore the health and natural range of motion of your back, hips, and knees, among others. Moreover, regular chiropractic adjustments in Gold Coast, together with strategic lifestyle changes, have always been helpful in improving the overall health and fitness of your body.

Don’t let painful joints ruin your daily activities. Get in touch with Chiropractor Gold Coast today to stop the symptoms of osteoarthritis from progressing any further. Book your first appointment with Hinterland Chiropractic and receive comprehensive chiropractic consultation for only $45.
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