Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Coeur D Alene ID

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Cassandra Orjala
(208) 640-4668
1291 S. Breezy Way
Post Falls, ID
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Chamberlain Dan District Of Columbia
(509) 893-9939
2207 North Molter Road Suite 250
Liberty Lake, WA
 
Fitzpatrick Joseph P District Of Columbia
(509) 926-1551
18211 East Appleway Avenue
Greenacres, WA
 
Chiropractic Wellness Center
(509) 926-7789
618 North Sullivan Road
Veradale, WA
 
River City Therapeutic Massage
(208) 660-3138
3900 E 16th Avenue
Post Falls, ID
Specialty
Massage
Gender
Female
Education
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Dr. Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN
(509) 927-7155
Spokane, WA
Specialty
Acupressure, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, BEST, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Wellness Centers
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Experience Health

East Valley Clinical Massage
(509) 226-4304
4304 North Murray Drive
Otis Orchards, WA
 
Corrine Blakely IMT
(509) 927-8599
807 North Sullivan Road
Veradale, WA
 
Back To Basics Chiropractic
(509) 924-0504
807 North Sullivan Road Suite 1
Spokane Valley, WA
 
Opal Mortensen
(208) 733-6725
676 Shoup Ave. West+ Suite #14
Twin Falls, ID
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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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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