Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease (DJD), or just plain old arthritis. Whatever name it is given, living on a planet with gravity our joints are bound to wear out over time. The trick is to have our joints outlast our lifespan. Injuries and altered biomechanics can cause joints to “wear out” prematurely. Chiropractic care offers a comprehensive approach to make all your joints last longer and perform everyday tasks without pain. If you are not as flexible as you used to be and if your muscles are imbalanced then you will put increased stress on your joints. Whether those joints are in your low back, neck, hips, knees, or elsewhere. Our approach at Pro Motion Clinic in Kelowna is to use the latest high-tech techniques to analyze your whole body, test associated muscles around the painful joints, and help to gentle release fixations in joint motion where indicated. We teach patients home exercise tailored to their specific presentation. These include targeted strengthening exercises, stretches, foam rolling techniques, and postural exercises. We will give you two or three specific and targeted exercises that will create the biggest improvement with the least amount of effort. Additionally, there are many well-researched nutritional supplements that can improve joint health and reduce inflammation. But how much to take? When to take them? What supplements are best and which are bogus? We have the answers and can get you a workable solution. Many of our patients under care for arthritis-type pain state that they feel “better than I have in years.” We would be honored to help you feel the same.