Arthritis

Corner Canyon Pain & Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Integrated Medical Clinic located in Draper, UT

Arthritis can make it difficult to complete daily tasks and participate in your favorite activities. Chiropractor and regenerative medicine specialist Gordon LeSueur, DC, and the team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine in Draper, Utah, treat all types of arthritis. If arthritis interferes with your normal routine, call or book an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a term that describes a group of medical conditions that cause joint inflammation. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the most common include:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States, making it the most common type of arthritis. This disease occurs when the slippery cartilage that allows your joints to glide easily begins to break down. Over time, osteoarthritis causes your bones to grind painfully against one another.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means your immune system attacks healthy cells in your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect many joints at the same time, especially the hands, wrists, and knees. This disease can also affect other parts of your body, including the heart and lungs. 

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on which type of the disease you have and the joints affected. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion

When arthritis affects weight-bearing joints, like your knees and hips, it can cause problems walking and going up and down stairs. Hand or wrist arthritis can make it difficult to write and complete daily activities like preparing food. 

Who gets arthritis?

Arthritis is most common among older adults, but certain types of this disease can affect children as well. You may be at higher risk of developing arthritis if you’re overweight, have a previous joint injury, or work at a job that requires repetitive movements like knee bending.

How is arthritis treated?

First, your provider at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine carefully evaluates your physical condition and reviews your medical history. Then, they develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your joint pain and improve your quality of life. 

Depending on the type and severity of your arthritis, treatment may include:

  • In-house physical rehabilitation, such as stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Regenerative medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections
  • Chiropractic care 

For holistic, nonsurgical arthritis treatment, call the friendly staff at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine or book an appointment online today.