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Arthritis offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Arthritis services offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

If you develop stiff, swollen, aching joints due to arthritis, natural pain-reducing solutions are within reach at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries in Altoona, Ankeny, and Grimes, Iowa. Aaron Martin, DC, and his skilled team offer arthritis treatments that restore joint health and ease discomfort. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Arthritis Q&A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a common chronic disease that inflames and damages the joints. It can affect joints in your fingers, toes, ankles, knee, hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Arthritis can also damage joints in your spine, causing neck pain or back pain. The good news is that with the right treatment plan in place, you don’t have to suffer from debilitating arthritis symptoms. 

Two common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the body’s immune system to attack joint linings, while osteoarthritis damages joint cartilage. 

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis can cause the following symptoms:

  • Joint swelling
  • Ongoing pain 
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Diminished mobility
  • Weakness
  • Difficult mobility

The pain you experience because of arthritis may begin as mild aching and progress to severe (or even disabling) discomfort when left untreated. See your Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries provider at the first sign of a problem.

What are the risk factors for arthritis?

The cause of arthritis isn’t always clear, but its risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • Family history of arthritis
  • Previous joint injuries
  • Carrying excess body weight

If someone in your immediate family has arthritis, your risk of developing it increases. Ways to lessen your chance of arthritis include maintaining an ideal weight, getting regular exercise, and eating nutritious foods. 

How is arthritis diagnosed?

Your provider diagnoses arthritis after discussing your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and medications. They complete a physical exam to assess your joint health and may order joint fluid testing, blood tests, a urinalysis, digital X-rays, or other imaging procedures before customizing a pain-reducing treatment plan. 

How is arthritis treated?

To ease arthritis discomfort and prevent further joint deterioration, the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team may recommend:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • MLS laser therapy
  • Power Plate technology
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • HeartMath technology
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Your specialist also suggests weight management solutions and other healthy habits that enhance your overall health and reduce the risk of complications. 

They often recommend multiple treatments and follow-up appointments to ensure superior outcomes. Don’t hesitate to call the office at any time with questions.

To achieve arthritis pain relief, schedule an appointment at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries by phone or online today.

Non-Surgical & Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments

Chiropractic care is a natural non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatment of neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic conditions. At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries we have successfully treated thousands of injuries and cumulative traumas. These range from simple daily activities of living to the most extreme sports and accident injuries