Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. As a matter of fact, "arthritis" is not a single disease, it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is one of the leading cause of disability. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.
Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Our practitioners can help by completing a physical assessment, determining your limitations and providing you with a treatment plan that can help to reduce pain, increase ranges of motion and strength and loosening tight muscles and joints to helping you to get moving again and enjoying your life!