Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Cloquet MN

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Heather Winesett
(218) 249-7870
1000 East 1st Street+ North 105
Duluth, MN
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Antoaneta Angelova-Sawyer
(715) 392-7591
Superior, WI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Bergquist Chiropractic
(715) 392-4078
1823 Belknap Street
Superior, WI
 
Duane D. Kimball District Of Columbia
(715) 394-7222
1323 Broadway Street
Superior, WI
 
Cloud Hands Healing Arts LLC
(218) 848-2696
230 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN
Specialty
massage, Zen Shiatsu, Integrated Deep Tissue
Education
Certified Massage Therapists, Certified Zen Shiatsu Practitioner
Professional Memberships
ABMP, AOBTA

Cherie Kennedy
(715) 394-4394
3064 So. Chicago Ave.
Superior, WI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Lake Superior Community Health Center
(218) 722-1497
4325 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN
Services
Women's Health, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Men's Health, Internal Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gynecology, Functional Medicine, Endocrinology, Clinical Ecology, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Arthritis
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Anderson Michael J Dr Chiroprctr
(715) 398-6679
2121 East 5th Street
Superior, WI
 
Ayurveda Wellness and Yoga
(218) 341-9209
31 West Superior Street #501
Duluth, MN
Specialty
Holistic Healing Yoga and Reiki
Gender
Femail
Education
college
Professional Memberships
Yoga Alliance, ABMP, NAMA

Ayurveda Wellness
(218) 341-9209
Duluth, MN
Duluth, MN
Specialty
Ayurveda and Yoga
Gender
Female
Education
Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Professional Memberships
Yoga Alliance, Natitional Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

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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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