Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis Wasilla AK

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

Desalvo Thomas J District Of Columbia Inc
(907) 357-7463
3060 North Lazy Eight Court Suite 14
Wasilla, AK
 
2K1 Neat Things
(907) 357-2076
321 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Anderson Curtiss R District Of Columbia
(907) 745-3245
939 South Dimond Street
Palmer, AK
 
Alaska Center for Acupuncture
(907) 745-8688
642 S. Alaska St. Suite 208
Palmer, AK
 
Alaska Imaging Associates LLC
(907) 745-7959
634 South Bailey Street
Palmer, AK
 
Alpine Chiropractic Center
(907) 376-2475
833 West Commercial Drive
Wasilla, AK
 
All About Herbs
(907) 376-8327
535 West Parks Highway
Wasilla, AK
 
Blue Mountains Wellness Studio
(907) 745-9050
1256 South Chugach Street
Palmer, AK
 
Bionic Chiropractic
(907) 745-4357
642 South Alaska Street Suite 100
Palmer, AK
 
Eagle River Chiropractic Clinic
(907) 694-9535
12330 Old Glenn Hwy
Eagle River, AK
 

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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