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Janell Jirak
(952) 985-1097
314 Clifton Avenue+ #303
Minneapolis, MN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Ellie Tansey
(612) 251-8772
100 3rd Avenue South+ Suite 5A
Minneapolis, MN
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Catherine Dolan
(612) 332-1534
606 24th Avenue South+ Suite 813
Minneapolis, MN
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Karen Lawson
(612) 624-9459
MMC 505 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN
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Carolyn Torkelson
(612) 333-0770
516 Delaware Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sue Towey
(612) 377-0898
1409 Willow Street+ #100
Minneapolis, MN
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Justin Graham Laube
(612) 281-2499
4006 Cedarwood Road
St. Louise, MN
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T. Aaron Ridge
(612) 379-8750
1135 5th Street+ Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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Greg Plotnikoff
(612) 863-6274
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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(612) 501-1185
5 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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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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