osteoarthritis vs rheumatoid arthritis
Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating arthritis. However, there are many different types of arthritis, and it is vital to know the difference between them before choosing a treatment plan.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two types of arthritis that have many similarities and some significant differences. They both cause pain in the joints, and it can be difficult to distinguish between these two diseases because they share many symptoms such as stiffness, swelling, and morning joint stiffness. But what sets them apart?
Osteoarthritis is known to occur when the cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down over time due to age or repetitive stress on the joint. It can lead to pain and stiffness but usually does not cause any long-term problems with daily activities.
Rheumatoid arthritis is instead caused by the autoimmune system. The body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints and other tissues. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to severe joint damage that limits movement.
Both types of arthritis are often treated with painkillers, making it easier for the person suffering to get on with their daily lives. Unfortunately, this only hides the symptoms and does nothing at the root of the problem.
The pain and mobility issues caused by arthritis can be relieved by chiropractic care and treatments such as massage therapy. Such treatments can reduce inflammation and help with pain management.
The best way to be sure of what type of arthritis you have is to consult a chiropractor who will also advise on the best course of treatment to follow.
At Sonnier Chiropractic, we care for every patient and want to help you return to your normal day-to-day activities as soon as possible. We can help you with your arthritis by creating a unique treatment plan, working toward your health goals.
To find out more about how Sonnier Chiropractic can help with arthritis, call (225) 766-2952 today.