Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that causes joint breakdowns which results in stiffness and pain in the joints.
OA also can cause a limited range of motion, prior trauma, swelling, and pain.
Osteoarthritis makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
The most common areas of the condition are the hands, hips, knees, and feet. People with osteoarthritis in the lower extremities are more likely to experience falls that lead to further injury.
There is no specific one cause to osteoarthritis. However, genes, weight, injury, and overuse are all factors for the development of the disease. Recently literature has focused on connections between lifestyle, inflammation and degenerative arthropathies.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of osteoarthritis.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics, Acupuncture and Nutritional Counselling.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis and would like to help with pain management, then contact us now.
Life Should Not Hurt!