Why Do Joints Develop Arthritis?

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As we age, the wear and tear on our bodies can start to take a toll on the joints, causing the protective cartilage between them to break down. When that protective cartilage isn’t able to do its job, bones begin to rub against one another, which can be very painful and affect your mobility. However, there is more to developing arthritis in your joints than simply usage over time. It also has to do with the mechanics of how we use our joints.

The bones in our bodies are actually very adaptable to general wear and tear, meaning they are able to adjust based on what kind of stress and demands we put our bodies through. This is usually a helpful body response, known as Wolff’s Law. But when we put pressure on our joints in unhealthy ways, like with poor posture or too much pressure on one side of our body than the other, it can cause our joints to become unbalanced. Regular chiropractic care can help identify imbalances and related misalignments early on and address these issues so they don’t lead to development of painful arthritis.

Prevent Joint Damage through Early Detection

At Greater Life Chiropractic, Dr. Grant Lisetor uses chiropractic care as a preventative approach to various ailments and diseases. By identifying misalignments in the spine and structure of your body, chiropractic techniques provide a natural, non-invasive way to help gently nudge your body in the right direction. When your spine is properly aligned and your weight is properly distributed across all your bones, muscles, and joints, you can experience optimal function in all of your body’s systems.

Encourage Healthy Habits for the Whole Body

Preventative chiropractic care helps to encourage your body to function at its best, which does more than just help your joints. You can experience true healthy living when your body is properly aligned and your brain can effectively communicate with the rest of your body. Chiropractic care is about more than just adjusting the spine; it also focuses on how your muscles support your body and put pressure on your bones and joints. Your Charlotte chiropractor can also talk with you about nutritional and exercise options to promote healthy bones and joints.

Reduce Pain Symptoms of Arthritis

If you already have arthritis, chiropractic care is still very beneficial for you! Gentle, safe adjustments can help alleviate pressure on your joints. Regular adjustments can also help redistribute pressure on larger joints like your knees and even help you to experience better range of motion.

When it comes to preventing arthritis or treating arthritis, Dr. Grant Lisetor at Greater Life Chiropractic can help. Preventative chiropractic care is a worthwhile investment into your current health and also your future health. Instead of relying on medications that can actually have negative effects on your joints and cause more pain, consider a more natural yet effective approach to managing your arthritis symptoms and experiencing relief. Contact Dr. Grant and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic to learn more about how Charlotte chiropractic can help you fight joint damage and feel true relief from arthritis pain.

Sources

Teichtahl, A., Wluka, A., Wijethilake, P., Wang, Y., Ghasem-Zadeh, A., Cicuttini, F. “Wolff’s law in action: A mechanism for early knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis research & therapy.” Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2015; 17(1): 207. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556408/.

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