Your first step is to find out exactly what type of arthritis is causing your pain. When arriving at a chiropractic clinic in need of help, your chiropractor will ask you questions and perform tests to better understand your current health, as well as your spine, muscles, joints or related nervous system issues. Ontario chiropractors will do an initial assessment based on your symptoms.
Osteoarthritis (OA) represents the largest form of arthritis than all others combined.
OA is a progressive disease of a person’s joints, including the tough elastic material called cartilage, which covers and protects the bones. When OA occurs, it leads to a breakdown of the joint cartilage and underlying bone, which causes a combination of pain, stiffness and swelling.
In other forms of arthritis, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), your chiropractor will often recommend seeking further diagnostics, such as additional tests. Your chiropractor can also reach out to other providers in your circle of care to help attain these additional diagnostics.