Arthritis

James Appell, DC -  - Regenerative Medical Center

Medical Wellness Group

James Appell, DC

Regenerative Medical Center & Chiropractic Care located in Columbus, OH

Around 23% of American adults have arthritis and live with joint pain. The team at Medical Wellness Group in Columbus, Ohio, provides an integrative approach to managing arthritis. They combine chiropractic care with innovative regenerative medicine and other therapies to relieve your joint pain and restore your health and well-being. Call Medical Wellness Group today or schedule a consultation online for personalized arthritis care.

Arthritis

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is the collective name for over 100 different diseases that cause inflammation, swelling, and pain in your joints. These diseases are a leading cause of mobility problems and disabilities. It can affect any joint in your body, from your toes to your jaw.

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions your joints wears away, and your bones rub together when you move. This creates irritating friction, triggering inflammation, and pain in your joints. As your disease progresses, you might grow bone spurs on your joints. 

Other common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus. 

What are the risk factors for arthritis?

You’re more likely to develop arthritis if you have a family history of the disease. Other risk factors for arthritis include:

  • Being overweight
  • Having a previous joint injury
  • Having another type of arthritis


For example, if you have rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation in your synovial lining eventually leads to the deterioration of your cartilage and osteoarthritis. 

When should I talk to a chiropractor about arthritis?

You should make an appointment at Medical Wellness Group if you have any joint pain that lasts for more than a few days. Additionally, if your joint is visibly swollen or deformed or you can’t fully extend or bend your joint, schedule a consultation. 

How do you treat arthritis?

At Medical Wellness Group, your provider begins with a thorough exam. They review your medical history and symptoms and ask about your lifestyle. They examine your joint and might use an ultrasound to investigate the inside of your joint and surrounding structures. 

When they confirm your condition, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore your joint health. Your arthritis program might include:

Chiropractic care

Medical Wellness Group offers personalized chiropractic care, including adjustments, soft tissue manipulation, stretching, and at-home exercises. The goal of treatment is to correct the alignment of your musculoskeletal system and optimize your overall body function. 

Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound therapy sends high-frequency sound waves into your body. The sound waves boost circulation and boost your body’s natural healing response. 

Regenerative medicine

The team also offers stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Regenerative medicine stimulates your body’s ability to create new cells to repair itself. Some patients find that regenerative medicine helps restore their joint health.

Lifestyle modifications

Your provider might also recommend lifestyle adjustments to enhance your health and reduce the stress on your joints. For example, they might recommend dietary changes to reduce inflammation and support weight loss. They might also suggest adding physical activity to your day or other integrative therapies.

If you have arthritis or joint pain, and are looking for personalized care, call Medical Wellness Group or make an appointment online today.