Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis Fort Smith AR

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Emile Spalitta
(479) 452-0606
8215 1/2 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith , AR
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Cornell Chiropractic Clinic
(479) 573-0300
1610 South 46th Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
Clark Family Chiropractic Clinic
(479) 484-0805
2300 South 57th Street Suite 1
Fort Smith, AR
 
Carman's Candlery & Etc
(479) 784-9670
4120 Rogers Avenue Suite 106
Fort Smith, AR
 
1 City Streets Hair & Nail Company
(479) 452-5878
4720 Rogers Avenue Suite A
Fort Smith, AR
 
By Candlelight
(479) 484-1966
8821 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Absolute Massage
(479) 484-0100
2120 South Waldron Road
Fort Smith, AR
 
Balkman Chiropractic Clinic Limited
(479) 646-3984
3444 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR
 
Absolute Chiropractic
(479) 648-1722
3917 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Advanced Chiropractic Care
(479) 452-0031
3017 South 70th Street Suite E
Fort Smith, AR
 
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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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