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More than 3 million Americans suffer with arthritis. While there are many types of it, the three most common are:
Osteoarthritis (OA): Also referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, (OA) comes on when cartilage between bones starts to deteriorate. The result is pain, swelling and stiffness. Though OA can crop up in any joint, it’s prevalent in the hands, knees, hips, lower back and neck. OA can come on at any age, but 50 is the norm, and women get it more than men get it.
Rheumatoid (RA): It’s an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and impairment throughout the body. It’s distinguishable from other forms of arthritis because it’s usually on opposing sides—i.e., if your right elbow develops it, your left one will too.
Psoriatic (PsA): It harms the skin and joints by combining swollen and sore arthritic joints with psoriasis (itchy and scaly red patches on the skin and scalp).
If you’re one of those 3 million, come to the two Valhalla Wellness & Medical Centers, in Las Vegas and Henderson. Our skilled and caring healthcare team—which includes an M.D., a naturopathic physician and a chiropractic physician—uses holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness.
Look for these warning signs.
Your joints will be rigid and painful to move. Note when they feel most inflexible. In the morning (and how long does it last?); after exercising; after you’ve been sitting for a spell.
Because the tissues around your joint is inflamed, your joints feel warm and are red or puffy. The pain may be constant or only when the vicinity is touched. It may seem as if fluid is in the area.
Location of Pain and Stiffness
Different kinds of arthritis affect certain joints or in specific patterns (for example, both sides of the body or mostly on one side).
Particular types of arthritis have symptoms that aren’t directly related to your joints: fatigue, weight loss, fever, rashes, hair loss, scaly skin, and alternations to finger and toe nails.
We at Valhalla Wellness & Medical Centers are thought leaders in our field. Our use of assimilated methods of healing that identify the actual reasons for your fundamental difficulties summon strategies that will lessen your symptoms, decrease your need for medication and assist natural healing processes.
When you’re ready to improve your quality of life, feel free to contact either of our convenient offices—Las Vegas or Henderson—to schedule a consultation. And follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
By Valhalla Wellness & Medical Centers
January 25, 2021