Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Tooele UT

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Myron Wentz
(801) 954-7100
3838 West Parkway Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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A Salon Du JOUR
(435) 882-6799
203 Lakeview
Tooele, UT
 
Dave's Drugs Inc
(435) 882-0287
30 West 100 South
Tooele, UT
 
Dave's Health and Nutrition
(801) 446-0499
1817 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT
 
E Clips Hair Nails & Tan
(801) 568-3894
3078 West 7800 South
West Jordan, UT
 
Trent Burrup, D.C., FIAMA, CCEP
(801) 567-0557
1847 West 9000 South, Suite 105
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Reiki, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy

Brown Devron L District Of Columbia
(435) 882-7200
352 North Main Street
Tooele, UT
 
Custom Fit Nutrition
(801) 352-0576
7959 Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT
 
Access Chiropractic-Dr Philip White
(801) 566-5626
8957 South 1300 West
West Jordan, UT
 
Cascade Spinal Rehabilitation
(801) 565-1155
1613 West 7800 South
West Jordan, UT
 
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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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