Chiropractic Osteoarthritis Treatments in Kansas City
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that is sometimes referred to as “wear and tear” on joints.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and chronic conditions of the joints. It occurs when the protective cartilage of the joints begins to wear away which leads to the bones wearing down over time. This can lead to pain, swelling in the joint, and difficulty performing full range of motion. It most commonly affects the joints of the hip, knee, spine, hand and foot. Individuals at higher risk for developing OA include those that are over the age of 65, overweight, have had prior injuries to the joint, certain occupations, genetics and being of female gender.
Symptoms of OA include pain and stiffness of the particular joint and difficulty walking when in the joints of the hip, knee or foot. Pain and Symptoms may include:
- Pain in the joint
- Swelling, especially after activity
- Crepitus (grating sensation)
- Clicking or cracking sound
- Limited range of motion
- Bone spurs (hard lumps on the bone)
Treatments for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed; however, it can be managed with a combination of the right exercises, manual treatments, and lifestyle changes. Many people who receive chiropractic osteoarthritis treatments can often prolong or prevent their need for a joint replacement. Should you need a joint replacement, physical therapy prior to surgery has been shown to improve your outcomes afterwards.
Our treatment process
Our primary goal when providing Chiropractic osteoarthritis treatments is to improve function and decrease pain associated with osteoarthritis. We utilize techniques such as A.R.T., joint mobilizations, activity specific strengthening exercises, Rock Taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM), Dry Needling, and stretching.
We offer custom orthotics if there is a functional need to improve posture and gait and prevent further pain due to the OA.
Treatments for osteoarthritis
For post surgical care, check out physical therapy for osteoarthritis.
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Active Release Techniques
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is there such thing as an osteoarthritis diet?
Yes, there are foods that can provide benefit such as an anti-inflammatory diet. During your consultation for chiropractic osteoarthritis treatments in Kansas City, the doctors can make recommendations and provide tips on how to create an osteoarthritis diet that's right for your needs.
Is there a cure for degenerative arthritis?
With degenerative arthritis, it's not possible to reverse the effects, but you can make efforts to slow its progress.
Is osteoarthritis the same as osteoporosis?
No; osteoarthritis and osteoporosis affect your body differently. Osteoarthritis refers to a loss of cartilage in the joint causing pain and discomfort, whereas osteoporosis deals with a decrease in bone density, making one more prone to fracture.
Tell us about your pain.
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 6 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Olathe, Overland Park & Shawnee.