Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Boulder City NV

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Xiao Wang
(702) 838-5178
2301 E. Sunset+ #19
Las Vegas, NV
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(702) 425-7256
2720 Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV
 
Henderson Pediatrics
(702) 566-0333
220 E Horizon Dr Ste A
Henderson, NV

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Anne Penman Laser Therapy to Stop Smoking Las Vegas,Nevada
(702) 682-8135
Just off ther 215 freeway
Las Vegas, NV
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Laser Therapy Treatment to Stop Smoking
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Anne Penman Laser Therapy Centers to Stop Smoking

Anne Penman Laser Therapy to Stop Smoking Las Vegas, NV
(702) 682-8135
Just off the 215 freeway
Las Vegas, NV
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Laser Treatment to Quit Smoking, Reiki Healing/Classes Las Vegas, Weight Loss Program, Stress Managment, Detox Foot Bath
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Anne Penman Laser Therapy Centers

Dr. Beverlee Cannon, Minister
(702) 363-1585
DNA Analysis,Transcendental Bliss Meditation
Las Vegas, NV
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Akashic Records, Astrological Counseling, Life Coaching, Meditation, Spiritual Counseling
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At-One-Ment Center

Juarez, Rafael G, Md - Deseret Women's Health Care
(702) 564-1858
98 E Lake Mead Pkwy Ste 105
Henderson, NV

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Lewis, Michelle, DO - Lewis Michelle DO
(702) 566-3040
1701 N Green Valley Pkwy Ste 3A
Henderson, NV

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Ruiz-Leon, Liliana, Md - Women's Care-Southern Nevada
(702) 914-6900
8480 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV

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Barber, Marcus, Md - Southwest Medical Assoc Inc
(702) 459-7424
650 N Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

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Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis

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About Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA, also known as degenerative arthritis , degenerative joint disease), is a condition in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by abnormal wearing of the cartilage that covers and acts as a cushion inside joints and destruction or decrease of synovial fluid that lubricates those joints. As the bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage,  pain is experienced upon weight bearing, including walking and standing. Due to decreased movement because of the pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and  ligaments may become more lax.

Symptoms

The main symptom is chronic pain, causing loss of mobility and often stiffness. "Pain" is generally described as a sharp ache, or a burning sensation in the associated muscles and tendons.

OA can cause a crackling noise (called "crepitus") when the affected joint is moved or touched, and patients may experience muscle spasm and contractions in the tendons. Occasionally, the joints may also be filled with fluid. Humid weather increases the pain in many patients.

OA is the most common cause of water on the knee, an accumulation of excess fluid in or around the knee joint.
 

Treatment

Generally speaking, the process of osteoarthritis is irreversible, and typical treatment consists of medication or other interventions that can reduce the pain of OA and thereby improve the function of the joint.

Natural treatment options may include:

  • Weight control
  • Appropriate rest
      • Acupuncture. 
        • A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis concluded "clinically relevant benefits, some of which may be due to placebo or expectation effects" 
      • Heat. Heat can ease inflammation and swelling, and may improve circulation, which has a healing effect on the local area.
      • Regular exercise, if possible, in the form of walking or swimming, is encouraged. Applying local heat before, and cold packs after exercise, can help relieve pain and inflammation, as can relaxation techniques.
      • Dietary. Nutritional changes shown to aid in the treatment of OA include decreasing saturated fat and using a low energy diet to decrease body fat. A low fat vegetarian diet can reduce arthritis symptoms. A macrobiotic diet has been known to reduce symptoms as well.
      • Supplements.There have been several studies showing potential benefits of dietary supplements for treating OA . Potential treatment options may include:
        • Glucosamine. Supplemental glucosamine may improve symptoms of OA and delay its progression. The jury is still out as there are studies that show the benefit, while other studies conclude that glucosamine hydrochloride is not effective and that the effect of glucosamine sulfate is...

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