Joint pain can seriously disrupt your life, and inflammation is the most common cause of that discomfort. Injuries to the joints can often result in inflammation as the body heals itself. That type of inflammation is normal and usually temporary, although sometimes repeated injury can result in osteoarthritis.
On the other hand, sometimes immune system dysfunction triggers chronic inflammation in the body. This can lead to rheumatoid arthritis.
Whatever the cause of inflammation, taking steps to reduce it can help to promote healthier joints that function more comfortably.
Address your diet to tame the immune system. For some people, dietary adjustments can reduce inflammation in the body. Limiting certain foods, such as white flour, sugar, trans fats, gluten, or alcohol can bring about positive results for the immune system. In some cases, other foods might serve as the trigger.
Chiropractic care to reduce inflammation. Every patient is different, and treatment depends upon the cause and location of their joint inflammation. We assess each case and then make precise recommendations. Treatment might include:
- Chiropractic joint adjustments
- Reducing pressure on joints by strengthening the surrounding muscles
- Movement therapies (like Pilates, yoga, or tai chi)
- Ice treatments
- Other techniques depending upon the situation
We strive to keep patients comfortable during chiropractic adjustments, and most find these healing treatments to be simple and straightforward. Call our office to schedule a consultation, and we will help you relieve inflammation and pain in your joints.