Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

rheumatoid arthritis

As many of us already know, Chiropractic care offers numerous health benefits from relieving pain to promoting healing. In the past, arthritis was considered a disease that developed as as result of aging and the pain it causes must simply be tolerated. As advances in medicine have revealed the truly debilitating effects of arthritis, new practices for pain management and healing have begun to surface.

Joint Pain Affects Many Areas

The term arthritis simply means “joint pain.” The definition of rheumatoid is also broad and is used to describe diseases from fibromyalgia to gout. Though rheumatic diseases affect over 1% of the total world population, one must take into account it is used to describe over 100 ailments. The disease rheumatoid arthritis is unique in the way that it can affect more than one area of the body, leaving the patient in severe pain which can limit mobility. Cases of rheumatoid arthritis are mainly found in adults ranging from middle to old age, but it is not uncommon for the disease to develop in youth.

Exercise Improves Flexibility

In order to relieve pain associated with the disease, doctors suggest certain exercises to help improve flexibility, build strong muscles to support ailing joints, and increase joint mobility. Chiropractic care for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis help promote joint mobility, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and increase range of motion. It is chiropractic care, used in conjunction with medication and a healthy lifestyle, that helps relieve the painful effects of rheumatoid arthritis. When beginning an exercise routine for arthritis relief, always consult with your physician and chiropractor. This will help the two medical teams devise a plan to attain the best results.

Develop a Plan For Pain Relief

If you are suffering from arthritis pain, contact the experts at Lake Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Their knowledgeable and compassionate staff can help you develop a chiropractic plan which will increase your mobility and reduce discomfort associated with rheumatic disease.