Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis South Burlington VT

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Judy Charles
(802) 879-0945
25 Morgan Parkway
Williston, VT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Health Conscious, Inc.
(802) 524-2583
PO Box 2149
Milton, VT
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Yeast Syndrome, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Chiropractic First
(802) 657-3000
1480 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT
 
Alexander Kirsten Chiropractor
(802) 658-5040
187 Saint Paul Street
Burlington, VT
 
Finn Colleen M
(802) 862-6488
444 South Union Street
Burlington, VT
 
Gayle Myers
(802) 524-2583
PO Box 2149
Milton, VT
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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A A Drs. Marko Family Chiropractors
(802) 863-0334
2041 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT
 
Body Center
(802) 865-9500
11 Kilburn Street
Burlington, VT
 
Employer Resources
(802) 863-5704
83 Rose Street
Burlington, VT
 
Discover Chiropractic and Wellness Center
(802) 951-5700
431 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
 
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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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