Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Missoula MT

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Jan Newman
(406) 258-6284
3436 Mountain Drive
Clinton, MT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Cornerstone Chiropractic Center
(406) 541-9150
715 Kensington Ave #24a
Missoula, MT
 
Natalie Morrow
(406) 370-8170
Red Willow Center
Missoula, MT
Specialty
BodyTalk, AnimalTalk & Reiki
Education
BA, MS
Professional Memberships
International BodyTalk Association

W Chiropractic
(406) 549-9100
2801 Great Northern Loop
Missoula, MT
 
Montana Whole Health
(406) 552-5041
725 W. Alder St Ste 2
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Naturopathic Physician
Gender
Female
Education
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Professional Memberships
Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Lillian Flowers
(406) 546-6354
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Akashic Records, Channeling, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Life Coaching, Medical Intuitive, Medium, Metaphysics, Psychic, Reiki, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling
Associated Hospitals
Psychic & Medical Intuitive

Sweetwater Patient Services
(406) 541-0420
2810 Brooks St.
Missoula, MT
 
Inner Workings Resources
(406) 443-3439
210 N. Higgins, Suite O
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Clinical Hypnotherapy
Gender
Male
Education
Professional Hypnotherapy
Associated Hospitals
St. Patrick's - Missoula, St. Peter's - Helena
Professional Memberships
American Society of Hypnotists Examiners

M4U LLC
(406) 541-9222
2935 Stockyards Roads, Unit M4
Missoula , MT
Specialty
Medical Cannabis
Gender
All
Education
Ethical, Educated and Compliant
Associated Hospitals
none
Professional Memberships
Yes

Braincore Therapy Clinic
(406) 273-4686
5537 Old US Hwy 93
Florence, MT
Specialty
Neurofeedback
Gender
Male
Education
Doctor of Chiropractic

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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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