Did you know there are over a 100 different forms of arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects millions of people, with 3 million new diagnoses happening each year.
The pain and stiffness associated with arthritis truly impact a person’s quality of life. Imagine being unable to walk or do your favorite recreational activities comfortably. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do to alleviate the pain you’re experiencing.
Our team of Lake Mary pain relief experts at Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness have created a guide, arthritis pain relief in 5 steps, with the goal of helping those with arthritis live more comfortable, pain-free, and fulfilling lives.
The term arthritis refers to the destruction of and/or swelling of one or more of a person’s joints. This particular type of inflammation causes stiffness and pain. When diagnosed with arthritis, many people ask, “How did this happen?
The two most common types of arthriti, Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) have very different root causes. While these are the two most common types, there are others.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Caused by overuse, wear and tear, or an injury to the body’s joints, osteoarthritis results in damage to a joint’s cartilage.
Like oil in a car’s engine, cartilage is what makes movement possible and comfortable in a joint. When the cartilage wears away after years of use, joints rub together, causing friction, inflammation, and pain.
Osteoarthritis also affects the entire joint, substantially impacting the ligaments and connective tissues that support the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. This type of arthritis refers to the body’s own immune system attacking a joint’s lining. This causes inflammation and pain.
If left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis eventually damages cartilage and bone.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with arthritis, you may be feeling a lot of anxiety. Luckily, there are some very tangible and practical things that you can do to lessen the impact that arthritis has on your life. The team at Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness has treated hundreds of arthritis patients, and in our experience, here are 5 things you can do to increase your quality of life if you experience arthritis pain.
Physical and mental stress can have an impact on your health and well-being following an arthritis diagnosis. Stress management plays a critical role as you navigate and adjust so that your pain levels don’t impact your quality of life.
Massage therapy is an excellent means of stress management. Not only does it allow you time to unwind mentally, but it can help reduce inflammation in areas where you’re experiencing stiffness due to arthritis. We also highly recommend adding CBD to your massage, which can provide topical relief for arthritis pain you’re experiencing.
Dr Ben’s food rule: If it ran, swam, grew or flew it’s probably good for you…BUT if your food is golden brown or doesn’t rot it’s NOT!
Believe it or not, some foods cause inflammation in the body. When you have arthritis and also consume many inflammatory foods, the arthritis pain you experience may be exacerbated. Examples of inflammatory foods include fried foods, refined carbs (white bread), sodas and sweetened drinks, and more.
Making a few manageable switches as far as your diet can go a long way when you’re trying to manage inflammation caused by arthritis.
IV Drip Therapies offered at Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness in Lake Mary instantaneously provide your body with anti-inflammatory vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
To make an appointment, call the office at (407) 732-6920
Managing your weight directly impacts your arthritis; weight management reduces the pressure put on your joints, thereby reducing inflammation, stiffness, and pain while improving mobility.
Our medical team has a decade of combined experience in medical weight loss. We use only the safest products and combine a holistic approach to reach your target.
For example, weight loss injection therapy can promote weight loss by curbing hunger and turning fat into energy when combined with a balanced diet. Add that to proper bloodwork and corrective exercises and you’ll have a recipe for success.
Are you seeking natural options for arthritis pain relief? Medical practitioners have trusted acupuncture for centuries. Research shows that acupuncture can increase the quality of life for those diagnosed with arthritis.
How does acupuncture provide pain relief exactly?
Acupuncture treatments target the central nervous system (CNS). When the CNS is stimulated in particular areas, chemicals are released that prompt the body to “self-regulate.” For those experiencing pain from arthritis, your acupuncturist will focus on those areas for relief.
Whether you’ve had acupuncture previously or are new to acupuncture, the Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness team is here to guide you through the process.
You’ve probably heard that Himalayan salt has numerous benefits, but have you been to a salt room?
If you’re looking for a relaxing experience that provides an immune boost, visiting a salt room is an excellent option. Research has demonstrated that salt exposure has helped reduced arthritis pain.
Salt Therapy can also help with:
Salt Remedy, a part of Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness, is open for those seeking to take advantage of the many benefits the salt room can provide.
If you’re having trouble managing your arthritis symptoms, the Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness team is here to help. We know how frustrating this can be and want you to know that you’re not alone when it comes to handling it.
Our team of medical experts will create an integrative wellness plan that will reduce your stiffness, pain, and discomfort associated with arthritis.
From massage therapy to acupuncture, iv drip and weight loss therapies, and our salt room, we proudly offer many services that can benefit you!