The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is also known as degenerative joint disease. It is experienced by 80% of people over 50 years of age, but for some people it can begin in the teenage years.
Pain, deformity, and limitation of motion of joints within the whole body are usual symptoms. The onset can be very subtle; morning joint stiffness is often the first symptom.
Common regions affected are neck, back, hips, knees, feet, fingers.
There are two misconceptions about osteoarthritis:
1) it is a normal part of aging and,
2) nothing can be done about it.
Osteoarthritis is caused from an improper function (or motion) of the joints.
When joints begin to move improperly we will not feel it 90% of the time and as a result we unknowingly cause joint degeneration. Unless we actively work to make sure all of our joints are working properly throughout life, we will experience increased joint degeneration as we age.
By taking care of your joints at a young age, you will greatly help in preventing arthritis. To ensure that you will not become one of 80% of people afflicted with pain from osteoarthritis by the age of 50. Even if you have daily pain and limited motion you can still benefit greatly by having chiropractic.
It’s never too late.
Some people are not aware that they can fight osteoarthritis naturally and are constantly taking drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol etc (known as non steroid Anti Inflammatory Drugs) which don’t stop the progression of Osteoarthritis, and have associated risks, but may help with pain relief.
At Living Strong we can help improve your muscle and joint function and therefore help in preventing arthritis.
Chiropractic cannot stop you getting old, but it might stop you feeling old!
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