Arthritis is a disease state that takes a number of form and related conditions including:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
Because the disease affects joints, we take care to evaluate all the joints involved. Our goal is to increase mobility while decreasing pain or discomfort. We offer treatment options that help with inflammation reduction and strength exercises. Many of our clients also opt to attend the Osteo-Circuit, which is a supervised and individualized exercise program at our offices.
What is Arthritis?
As mentioned earlier, arthritis is not a single disease, but it used as a general term to address joint pain and disease. It affects all age ranges, genders, and ethnic backgrounds. It is estimated that at this point more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are affected by some form of the disorder.
The symptoms can come and go and range anywhere from mild, moderate or severe. They can remain static for year or suddenly accelerate. It usually involves chronic pain with limitation of activities of daily living. The most common noticeable affect are knobby joints, but some can affect organs like heart, eyes, or kidneys.