Arthritic Pain

Conditions We Treat

What is Arthritic pain?

Osteoarthritis is the leading disability in America today. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time.

Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.

In todays society of quick fixes, medications are commonly prescribed for arthritis. Though this may help symptoms the underlying problems presents resulting in the joint to breakdown even more. What is the underlying problem? Biomechanical alterations. This is when the joint does not line up correctly and or there is a muscle imbalance problem. At Downtown’s Healthcare, we look at the underlying cause of the problem and fix it. If caught early enough the dwindling spiral of osteoarthritis can be stopped and a future replacement can be avoided.

Arthritic Pain Q/A

What symptoms does arthritis cause?

Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain – Affected joints might hurt during or after movement.
  • Stiffness – Joint stiffness might be most noticeable upon awakening or after being inactive.
  • Tenderness – Your joint might feel tender when you apply light pressure to or near it.
  • Loss of flexibility – You might not be able to move your joint through its full range of motion.
  • Grating sensation – You might feel a grating sensation when you use the joint, and you might hear popping or crackling.
  • Bone spurs – These extra bits of bone, which feel like hard lumps, can form around the affected joint.
  • Swelling – This might be caused by soft tissue inflammation around the joint.
Who has spinal degeneration (Arthritis)?

Who has spinal degeneration?

  • 96% of 80 year olds – American Journal of Neuro Radiology Nov. 27th 2014
  • 85% of 50 year olds – Chicago Institute of Neuro Surgery
  • 37% of 20 year olds – American Journal of Neuro Radiology Nov. 27th 2014
  • 9% of 10 year olds – The Back Letter, 2004

…And the numbers are climbing at alarming rates!  Check out this quote released by the CDC:
By 2020, it is expected that the number of people with OA may have doubled.”  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1994; Badley & DesMeules, 2003)

** Osteoarthritis is the #1 disability in this country!  Sadly most will continue to treat this condition with over the counter pain mediation, cortisone and needless surgeries!

What causes arthritic pain?

The number one cause is Biomechanical problem that come about from trauma and or repetitive stress. The joint then begins to breakdown over time. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that enables nearly frictionless joint motion.

Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, bone will rub on bone.
Osteoarthritis has often been referred to as a wear and tear disease. But besides the breakdown of cartilage, osteoarthritis affects the entire joint. It causes changes in the bone and deterioration of the connective tissues that hold the joint together and attach muscle to bone. It also causes inflammation of the joint lining.

What are the available arthritic pain treatments?

At Downtown’s Healthcare we take a multi-disciplinary approach (Team, Medical providers, Chiropractors, Rehab Specialists) to treating shoulder pain. Below are just a few approaches we take. Wether you have arthritis, a sport injury a torn muscle, tendon, labrum or ligament schedule your appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for our cutting edge treatment options.

  • Physical Medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Knee Decompression (state of the art)
  • Cooperative Injectables for Healing and Support including PRP, HCTP, Ozone
  • mHCTT – micro Human Cell Tissue Transplant injections
  • Joint injection tissue transplant
  • Supplements and nutraceuticals