Here's another blog from a Milton chiropractor discussing; Arthritis
Two common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
OSTEOARTHRITIS: Over time, cartilage on either end of the bone can break down, causing the two ends to rub together. This type of arthritis is more common in individuals over the age of 65, however, contributing factors include overuse, injury, obesity and genetic factors. Symptoms typically include pain that decreases with movement, stiffness in the morning and joint swelling.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: This is an autoimmune disorder that results in inflammation of multiple joints over the entire body, resulting in pain. It is most common in females, primairly of the ages 30-60 . Treatment is required to control the inflammation otherwise it could result in damage to the surrounding bone and cartilage within the affected joint. Symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis typically do not improve with movement or exercises as they do in Osteoarthritis.
Read more about the different types of arthritis and their treatment options here
Dr. Amanda Lett, BSc(Hons), DC