Arthritis is one condition that carries a hefty stigma. It has been used to describe chronic irritation, inflammation and degeneration of a joint. Arthritis is broken up into two groups: inflammatory and degenerative.
Degenerative arthritis, as the name implies, is a wearing down of the cartilage used to protect the joint. While this does not produce any significant swelling, pain can often occur through the friction that occurs when the cartilage has worn away and movement of the joint is lost. The degenerative changes may cause stiffness in the joint, which is often worsened upon waking in the morning due to lack of movement to the area overnight.
The goal of treating degenerative arthritis is quite simply to MOVE THE JOINT! Most commonly, this involves a manipulation of the joint (often referred to as an adjustment).
The team at Waverley Central Chiropractic Clinic will be able to properly diagnose your condition by doing a thorough exam. We will then provide treatment to help you get back to living your life the way you want!