Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis Benton AR

Looking for Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis in Benton? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Benton that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis in Benton.

A P Nails & Massage
(501) 776-2914
1312 Military Road Suite 4
Benton, AR
 
Fredrics Salon & Bodyworks Spa
(501) 315-2444
2202 Military Rd
Benton, AR
 
Body Wellness Massage Academy
(501) 315-4325
312 West South Street
Benton, AR
 
Benton Grocery Store
(501) 860-7878
202 S East St
Benton, AR
 
Cutting Edge Salon
(501) 847-0411
603 Prickett Road
Bryant, AR
 
Fitness Unlimited
(501) 778-2571
1206 Highway 35 North
Benton, AR
 
Caring Touch Therapeutic Massage
(501) 316-3559
13881 Masters Drive
Benton, AR
 
Amenda Candle Company
(501) 315-6634
1223 Edison Avenue
Benton, AR
 
Bethany Taylor
(501) 847-9407
5920 Highway 5 North Suite 6
Bryant, AR
 
Dabbs Allan M District Of Columbia
(501) 653-2225
4430 Highway 5 North
Bryant, AR
 

Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   
 

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions involving damage (inflammation) to the joints of the body. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people older than fifty-five years.  A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints.

Who is Affected by Arthritis?

Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Nearly 40 million persons in the United States are affected by arthritis, including over a quarter million children!

More than 21 million Americans have osteoarthritis.

Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

More than half of those with arthritis are under 65 years of age. Nearly 60% of Americans with arthritis are women. 

Treatment Goals

The goals of arthritis treatment are to:

  • Decrease arthritis symptoms
  • Slow progression of the disease
  • Prevent or minimize joint damage and deformities
  • Maintain joint function
  • Preserve mobility and range-of-motion
Treatment Options 

An effective arthritis treatment regimen can help manage the disease and minimize discomfort and worsening of the disease.

There are many different treatment options, and not all treatment options work the same for everyone or the different variants of the disease.  Over time, it is not uncommon to try several different treatments and change a treatment plan. Finding the best treatment for  can be a long process.

Natural Treatments

Some people are more interested in natural treatments than traditional medications. If you prefer a natural approach to treating arthritis, it's still imperative that you tell your doctor what you are taking or what you want to try. There are many natural treatment options, also referred to as alternative treatments, which are popular but not fully endorsed for effectiveness and safety. Be aware.

  • Acupuncture / Acupressure
  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic
  • Magnets
  • Massage
  • Supplements such as fish oil, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

Complementary Medicine

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