There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and the most common one is osteoarthritis. While all the different types involve inflammation and swelling in and around the joints, osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is caused by wear and tear as you age. Usually occurring in the weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, knees or spine, osteoarthritis can also affect your hands and feet.
Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than men and in those older than 60. However, osteoarthritis has been diagnosed in much younger individuals in their 20s and 30s. Some factors increase an individual’s chance of developing the disease, including heredity, obesity and overuse of the joint.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation can help. Our chiropractors can provide you with chiropractic adjustments to ensure your body is properly aligned and functioning properly. The doctor will also help you develop a therapeutic exercise routine, which will help you preserve a good range of motion, as well as build the strength in the stabilizing muscles around your affected joint.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, we can help alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Bezak, Dr. Shaun Bezak or Dr. Kelly Krol-Bezak, call 301-220-0496. For more information, visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com.