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Osteoarthritis Care at Dearborn Health

Joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion, sometimes aggravated with activity and improved with rest.

Osteoarthritis involves the wearing and erosion of cartilage surfaces, leading to bone spurs and decreased joint spaces. This can occur in any joint in the body, commonly affecting the back, knees, hips, and shoulders—areas with high movement.

At Dearborn Health, our goal is to manage pain through inflammation management. We can use modalities such as laser therapy, ultrasound therapy and potentially shockwave therapy. These techniques help reduce inflammation and alleviate stress on the affected joints.

Techniques to Reduce Joint Stress

We also focus on removing adhesion or scar tissue formation around the joint to decrease the current stress. By stretching the soft tissues, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, we aim to take pressure off the joints. This helps reduce friction and rubbing, which are primary contributors to pain and further degeneration.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disorder with phases ranging from mild to severe. Our approach is to manage its progression by alleviating joint stress as much as possible.

The Role of Stretches and Exercises

In addition to adjustments, we offer interventions like stretches and exercises to improve joint health. Depending on the specific joint, we maximize mobility through mobilization or adjustments.

We offer flexibility programs that are designed to prevent compression and friction at the joint segments. These programs are conducted in-office with your physiotherapist or chiropractor, and a home routine is also provided. Strengthening programs aim to reduce the joint stress load, further helping to manage

What About Supplements?

Taking supplements to address osteoarthritis may be helpful for some people. These supplements include glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, turmeric, and curcumin. We can discuss whether taking these as part of your care plan could benefit you.

Take Action for Your Bone Health

If you’re experiencing joint pain or suspect osteoarthritis, contact Dearborn Health today to schedule a consultation and explore how chiropractic care can help you manage pain and improve your quality of life.


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