Chiropractors & Family Medicine located in Dallas, TX & McKinney, TX
Nearly 31 million Americans have osteoarthritis, but you don’t have to suffer through the pain. At Posture Perfect Wellness Center in Dallas, the team specializes in pain management and functional medicine to relieve all of your arthritis symptoms. Working together with his team of medical doctors, physiotherapists, and chiropractors, Dr. Lohr strives to provide the most innovative and advanced solutions to improve your whole-body health. Call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.
Osteoarthritis Q & A
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that occurs when your cartilage breaks down. Cartilage is located between your joints to ease movement and cushion your bones. When cartilage breaks down, movement is impaired, and swelling and inflammation develop, leaving you in pain.
Anyone can develop osteoarthritis, but it’s most common in men and women over 65 years old.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis.
What causes osteoarthritis?
Several factors can increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis, including:
- Family history
- Being overweight
- Previous joint injuries
- Being over 65 years old
- Defective cartilage or bone deformities
- Occupations that cause repetitive stress on joints
Osteoarthritis is also more common in women than men.
What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis symptoms are most apparent in joints that bear weight, like the hips, knees, and back, but they also appear in the shoulders, hands, and neck.
Symptoms and conditions associated with osteoarthritis include:
- Knee pain
- Weight loss
- Reduced range of motion
- Joint stiffness, pain, or tenderness
- Bone spurs (extra bone on the impaired joint)
Because of the stiffness and decreased range of motion that osteoarthritis causes in joints, surrounding muscles often face additional strain forced to overcompensate.
How is osteoarthritis treated?
At Posture Perfect Wellness Center, our team offers the best and most effective comprehensive therapy solutions for your osteoarthritis care.
A physician will evaluate your symptoms and condition during a physical examination before designing a comprehensive approach that restores your mobility, reduces your joint inflammation, and eases your pain.
The team focuses on nonsurgical, conservative treatments whenever possible, including:
- Heat and cold therapy
- Rehabilitation programs
- Chiropractic manipulation or massage therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Nutritional counseling for weight loss
- Physical rehabilitation that includes stretching and strength-training exercises
- Arthritis medication
- Joint injections to reduce inflammation and pain
- Stem Cell therapy
The team also provides cutting-edge regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy and interventional pain management like nerve blocks or trigger point injections. With the team's comprehensive and personalized approach, you’ll have less inflammation and more pain relief, improving your mobility and restoring your quality of life.
We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.
Call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online to find osteoarthritis relief today.