What is osteoarthritis?

Definition
Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest, and most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones.

Symptoms
Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Most commonly affecting middle-aged and older people, osteoarthritis can range from very mild to very severe. It affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, feet, and back.

Treatment
Chiropractic care works on relieving symptoms and minimizing complications associated with osteoarthritis. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you, call (320) 257-0360 today for a complimentary consultation.