Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Nicholasville KY

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Kim Clawson
(859) 846-4445
129 South Winter Street
Midway, KY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Dream Life Wellness
(859) 317-3430
Lexington, KY
 
Serenity Moments Massage Wellness Center
(859) 971-9061
207 East Reynolds Road
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Massage Therapy
Gender
Female
Education
Diploma in Massage Therapy
Professional Memberships
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Be Free to Move, Optimistic Aging program
(859) 276-4962
2314 Southview Drive
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Feldenkrais
Education
B.S. University of Kentucky; Hawaii Feldenkrais Professional Training Program
Professional Memberships
Professional Membership, Feldenkrais Guild of North America

Lillian Holliger
(502) 893-2006
4010 Dupont Cir #5l8
Louisville, KY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Richard Furman
Lexington, KY
Services
Certified Crystal Massage Therapist
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Peacefulmind.com

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Dream Life Wellness
(859) 317-3430
Lexington, KY
 
CLINICAL HYPNOSIS
(502) 741-7477
385 Redding Road
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Hypnotherapy
Professional Memberships
American Alliance of Hypnotists

Kim, Gerald Y, DO - University of Kentucky
(800) 433-3243
500 S Limestone Ste A228
Lexington, KY

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David Graham
501 Eric Avenue+ #A2
Bowling Green, KY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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