Osteoarthritis

osteoarthritsisPatients will find that chiropractic care for hip and knee osteoarthritis can help reduce inflammation, improve joint functioning, reduce pain, and strengthen the muscles around the affected joints.

Osteoarthritis in the knee and hip areas can be a very painful injury, and one that is often a chronic condition if left untreated. Chiropractic care for hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis can be very helpful for patients who have been unable to find relief from the pain in any other way.

Symptoms

Signs of hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis include an increasing level of pain in the hip area that may extend into the groin area, pain shooting down the thighs, and pain in the knee joints. It is not uncommon for the knees to be the first place the pain is felt, and some patients may not notice the hip pain until later. The pain often increases when the weather is colder, or when the patient is engaged in physical activity like jogging or walking.

Treatment

Osteoarthritis can be managed very effectively with the help of chiropractic care.  Chiropractors trained in extremity adjustments can manipulate the feet, ankles, knees and hips, as well as, the spine.  The treatments for both knee and hip osteoarthritis may be similar, and can include stretching, massage, gentle manipulation of any painful joints, and the use of ultrasound for healing.  Acupuncture is also extremely effective in mitigating the pain from arthritis.  These therapies along with dietary changes nutritional support to reduce inflammation can get you back to LIFE!

Check out what our patients have to say…

I have been a sports enthusiast all my life, so consequently along with a genetic predisposition to arthritis, I have had to deal with various body aches and pains. I tried prescription drugs, but became cautious when the drug I was taking was causing heart attacks! My wife, a patient at Dr. Hoch’s, knows how important staying active is for me. She suggested I Start at Natural Health and Wellness and under the impeccable care of Dr. Hoch, I agreed to a treatment plan that enabled my pain to be managed. 

As my treatment plan progressed, I became concerned about the extra weight I’ve gained over the years. I realized it was time to make a lifestyle changed when I was diagnosed a borderline type 2 diabetic! I began the Metabolic Weight Loss Program. Truthfully, I was a big guy! I was skeptical that a 500 calorie a day diet wasn’t going to be enough. But I’ve lost 40 Lbs and have not been hungry. My vitality level is so much better. I used to take a nap after a long golf game. Now I come home and stay active. The best part is by eliminating the sugar, and limiting carbohydrates, the osteoarthritis is rarely painful. Now I can walk while carrying my golf bag on the course and my outlook on everything is more positive.

I’m glad I’ve gotten involved. I recommend it to anyone else who’d like to lose weight and improve their life. 

R. V.