arthritis

Changes to the body caused by arthritis are a fact of life, but the joint pain associated with the disease can be managed. As a trusted chiropractor i’m here to treat and support patients diagnosed with arthritis.

At Timar Chiropractic, I see a lot of people who are struggling everyday with arthritis. Chiropractic care can help manage the symptoms of your arthritis and help prevent the condition developing further.

Precisely diagnosing the source of your arthritic pain is key to administering the appropriate and effective treatment.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joints.  It’s estimated that over 10 million people of all ages within the UK  suffer from some form of arthritis.

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, affecting around 8 million people.  In the majority of cases, osteoarthritis develops in people over 50 years of age, although it can develop at any age from a joint-related injury or medical condition.  Osteoarthritis affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joints, causing stiffness, which makes everyday movements difficult and often very painful.  In osteoarthritis, the cartilage (connective tissue) between the bones gradually erodes, often causing the joints in the sufferer’s hands, spine, knees and hips to rub together.

In the UK, rheumatoid arthritis affects over 400,000 people and much like osteoarthritis, it often develops in people who are between 40 and 50 years of age.  Women are three times more likely to be affected than men and unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system targets affected joints, which leads to pain and swelling.  Initially, the outer covering of the joint is affected but the condition can then spread across the joint, leading to further swelling and an altering of the shape of the joint, which causes both the bone and cartilage to break down.

What Are the Main Symptoms of Arthritis?

You’ll experience differing symptoms depending on the type of arthritis you are suffering from. This makes it fundamental to receive an accurate diagnosis in order to receive the correct and appropriate treatment for your arthritis.

It’s crucial that you seek professional help if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
  • Inflammation in and around the joints
  • Restricted movement of the joints
  • Warm, red skin over the affected joint
  • Weakness and muscle deterioration

How I Can Help

Physical therapy involving manipulation/ mobilization stretches and home exercises are the cornerstone of treatment in most cases, which helps to protect and strengthen the affected joints. Luckily, most patients respond favorably to nonsurgical treatments.

The Initial Consultation £55.00

The key to the great results I achieve with the hundreds of patients I treat is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, I have dedicated the first two consultations to this.

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I am fully insured and registered with the General Chiropractic Council, and most major health insurers including Westfield, Simply Health, AXA and Bupa.

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07932 120 663

88 Silverdale Road, Sheffield, S11 9JL