Arthritis is a very common condition, especially in older men and women. It refers to an inflammation of the joints. There are two main forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs as a result of the weathering of joints over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by an autoimmune disorder.
The symptoms of arthritis are fairly straightforward and include:
- Joint pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Swelling of the Joints
- Joint Redness
- A Decreased Range of Motion.
In osteoarthritis, this pain is due to the gradual deterioration of cartilage over time. When the cartilage is gone, the bones rub directly on adjacent bones, causing the aforementioned symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks the protective lining that covers the joints in your body. Eventually, this will result in the destruction of cartilage. A complete cure for arthritis does not exist, but there are many effective treatments that exist that can help relieve the symptoms associated with arthritis.
At Flow Natural Health Care, our diligent and friendly Naturopathic physicians have years of experience working with patients suffering from arthritis. We can help you get a handle on the joint pain and stiffness that is affecting your quality of life. Using a combination of natural and modern medical treatments, we can get you back up on your feet in no time!
Contact Flow Natural Health Care today to schedule a consultation with one of our professional and friendly practitioners! 503.974.9283