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Petersburg Chiropractic Clinics Help Joint Inflammation

Chiropractic Care for Joint Inflammation

The human body has several different types of joints, including ball and socket joints, gliding joints, hinge joints and saddle joints. Considering the complex mechanisms that go into to making it all work together, it’s little wonder that joint pain is a big issue in society. Petersburg chiropractors treat cases relating to joint pain on a regular basis, and the primary cause is inflammation.

What Is Joint Inflammation?

Inflammation is a normal body reaction that’s part of the immune response. Sometimes, when there is an injury your body benefits from the subsequent inflammation because it aids in the healing process. However, there are times when existing inflammation creates more inflammation, which is not a good situation.

Arthritis is the most common form of joint inflammation, and most people know someone that has it. The two main types of arthritis are known as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis refers to wear and tear in the joints due to injury, overuse or normal aging. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when there is a problem with immune system function, causing joint inflammation.

Foods that Cause Joint Inflammation

There are certain foods that tend to trigger joint inflammation for many patients. If you suffer from joint inflammation, you may be instructed to limit some foods. Some of the main culprits include processed sugars, trans fats, refined flour, MSG, gluten and alcohol.  Certain eating plans have shown positive results when it comes to reducing inflammation.

Chiropractic Care for Inflammation

Our chiropractic team at Olde Towne Wellness regularly uses joint adjustments to ease inflammation and treat the cause of joint pain. Since every patient is different, and every situation is different, treatments are customized so they will have the greatest effect. Sometimes, ultrasound therapy or ice treatments will also be part of the overall treatment protocol.

Reducing pressure on your joints by strengthening the surrounding muscles is another tactic that can help with joint inflammation. Movement therapies like yoga, tai chi or Pilates can help to strengthen and lengthen muscles at the same time. This will give the affected joints a break and will reduce pain and swelling caused by overuse. The most important step is to book a consultation so your chiropractor can assess the situation and come up with a suitable treatment plan and solution for your joint inflammation.

At Olde Towne Wellness our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday7:45am - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday7:45am - 6:00pm
ThursdayBy Appointment
Friday7:45am - 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 12:00pm
SundayClosed
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Olde Towne Wellness
515 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8377

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Services Offered
  • Computerized Spinal Adjustment
  • Aqua Massage
  • Auto Accidents & Workmans Comp
  • Cold Laser
  • Gentle Manual Chiropractic
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“Very professional, well organized practice, on time and, most of all, excellent outcome with my back/shoulder pain.”

- Antoinetta

“I love that I can always get an appointment right away, and I never have to worry about them rescheduling it. Dr. Tom has helped me tremendously, I am grateful for the relief he has given me with my condition.”

- Charlie B.

“I am never put on hold for a long time and love knowing that if I have a quick question I won’t have to wait a half hour through terrible music to get it answered. I didn’t experience any unnecessary pain during my visit, and I was amazed at how much better I felt after I left.”

- Joan Vanessa

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