Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis

As the osteoarthritic pain from your hip, hands  or knees becomes worse, keeping up with everyday activities may become more difficult or painful. Sometimes making changes around the home will take some stress off your joints, and relieve some of the pain. People whose work is causing stress in certain joints should find ways to reduce trauma. You may need to adjust your work area or change work tasks.

Supplementation for Osteoarthritis:

Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate support the maintenance of healthy joints through their role in the synthesis of joint matrix structural components. Along with methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), vitamin C and trace minerals provide nutritional support for connective tissue. MSM is a natural source of sulfur which has many structural and functional roles in the body. It is required for healthy development and maintenance of connective tissue and is a component of the antioxidant compounds N-acetylcysteine and glutathione.

Physical Therapy:

Physical therapy can help improve muscle strength and the motion of stiff joints, as well as your sense of balance. Chiropractors have many techniques for treating OA(osteoarthritis). These include the use of soft tissue massage, active release techniques and gentle mobilisations. Management in early and middle stages includes strengthening of muscles around the involved joint. If it is a weight bearing joint, begin with non-weight bearing exercises and progress to weight bearing- if possible. Maintenance of normal joint motion and function may be facilitated by adjustments and mobilisations.