Capping the bony ends of the body’s numerous joints and cartilage works like a built-in sock absorber. Aging, wear and tear and injury degenerates cartilage, sparking a condition known as osteoarthritis (OA). Dr. Smith cares for patients with OA, and focuses on teaching patients how to prevent the disorder.
OA often affects the hands, spine, knees and hips. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, loss of physical function, increasing immobility and muscle weakness.
Dr. Smith encourages all patients to take a proactive stance against OA.
Researchers noted that OA is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions affecting the aging populations worldwide. “Its prevalence is predicted to rise significantly in the future as the populations ages.” (Phys Ther 2007;87:32.)
Fortunately, there is something you can do about it.
- Maintain regular chiropractic care.
- Lose weight.
- Consider supplements.
- Minimize red meat.
- Applaud avocados.
- Walk barefoot.
Our office is committed to helping patients adopt the chiropractic lifestyle, a way of life that focuses on preventing health problems, rather than merely masking symptoms with medication.
Call today and schedule an appointment for a complete chiropractic evaluation. Together, we can stop OA and other diseases before they start.