Arthritis causes joint pain that tends to worsen over time, affecting your mobility. In fact, arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. At Greenwich Wellness, Adam Massoud, DC, takes a whole-body approach to arthritis management. Dr. Massoud uses a combination of chiropractic treatments, laser therapy, acupuncture, and herbs to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and ease pain. For a comprehensive approach to your arthritis, call the office in Greenwich, Connecticut, or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis is a general medical term for joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness, and it can affect any joint in your body.
In most cases, arthritis worsens over time, causing permanent damage to your joint. However, getting care for your joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness during the early stages may prevent or delay the joint damage that leads to chronic pain and disability.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis; however, some types of arthritis are more common than others, such as:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and the one Dr. Massoud sees the most. Known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs from the wearing away of the cartilage that separates your joints over time.
Misalignment of your spine and joints contributes to the development of osteoarthritis. This misalignment causes joint friction, leading to the wearing away of the cartilage.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the joint lining, causing pain and inflammation. When left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis causes permanent joint damage and joint deformity.
Gout is a metabolic form of arthritis that occurs in people who have too much uric acid in their blood. Usually, your body gets rid of uric acid in your urine; however, if your body makes too much uric acid or your kidneys can’t get rid of it, it accumulates in your blood.
Uric acid forms into sharp crystals that can settle in your joints, causing severe pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Dr. Massoud takes a comprehensive approach when treating arthritis. After completing an in-depth history and physical to fully understand your health needs, he develops your personalized arthritis treatment plan.
Treatment for arthritis at Greenwich Wellness includes:
Misalignment of your spine and joints contributes to the development of arthritis. Dr. Massoud uses chiropractic adjustments to improve your body’s alignment and reduce friction on your joints.
Dr. Massoud is a certified acupuncturist. He uses acupuncture to ease joint pain and improve circulation to support the healing of your damaged joint.
Dr. Massoud uses Erchonia® cold laser therapy to reduce pain and inflammation. The laser energy stimulates activity in your damaged tissue, reactivating the natural healing process.
Dr. Massoud uses MediHerb® herbal supplements to reduce inflammation and correct the metabolic component of arthritide synthesis from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis isn’t a normal part of the aging process. To get relief from your arthritis pain, call Greenwich Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.