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Arthritis Relief in Cobourg

joint painArthritis is an inflammation that affects one or more joints of the body. The most common form is osteoarthritis.

Those with arthritis may experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Limitation of movement in a joint
  • Clicking or popping when you move the joint

You may also experience muscle weakness around the joint, a sense of instability, or a buckling of the joint.

Arthritic pain is variable and develops slowly over time, but sometimes suddenly. Symptoms often feel worse in the morning when you get up or upon standing after you have been resting.

What Are the Causes?

Wear and tear on the joints is the primary cause of osteoarthritis, especially if the structure or alignment of the joint is off. In addition, past injuries, excessive body weight, and muscle weakness play a role.

Our Approach to Care

Conservative chiropractic care for this condition has been effective at resolving the symptoms and restoring the loss of function. We will additionally address mobility and dietary issues. Ultimately, the better you move, the less the symptoms.

What to Expect

At our practice, you will receive an initial evaluation to identify the cause of your symptoms. This will include a consultation with our exam specialist, physical exam including posture, balance and range of motion, and X-rays as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you repair osteoarthritis damage?

Once the breakdown starts, rebuilding a pristine joint is a daunting process. Gentle chiropractic adjustments encourage motion.

Can I continue my normal activities?

We encourage regular activities. There may be times when weight-bearing activities like jogging may need to be stopped for a time to allow healing.

Should I use an ice pack or a hot water bottle to deal with the pain?

Ice is usually the best choice in this case.

Should I try to lose weight?

Yes. Weight loss isn’t a cure-all, but less weight means less pressure on the individual joints. In addition, maintaining a normal body weight is best in every category for wellness.

What type of exercise is best?

All exercise is great, but in terms of osteoarthritis, strength training is best. The stronger the muscles around a joint, the more they can support and protect the joint.

Book an Appointment

If you have arthritis, we want to help restore function and relieve your pain. Contact Herron Family Chiropractic to schedule an appointment.


Arthritis Relief Cobourg, Port Hope ON | (905) 377-0555