The 12th October is World Arthritis Day – a day created to raise public awareness of all forms of arthritis and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Some forms of arthritis may remain undiagnosed for up to 5 years, and a delayed diagnosis makes it harder to treat the condition.
‘Arthritis’ is a name for a group of conditions affecting the joints. These conditions cause damage to the joints, usually resulting in pain and stiffness. Arthritis can affect many different Stiffparts of the joint and nearly every joint in the body.
There are over 100 forms of arthritis. Each type of arthritis affects you and your joints in different ways. Some forms of arthritis can also involve other parts of the body such as the eyes.
The most common forms of arthritis are:
Anyone can get arthritis, including children and young people. In Australia, one in six people have arthritis. Many people think arthritis is a normal part of getting older. This is not true. In fact, two out of every three people with arthritis are between 15 and 60 years old.
To read more about Arthritis you can visit Arthritis Australia. Source: Arthritis Australia - https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/
Are you looking for drug-free pain relief?
Studies have shown that Red and near Infrared Laser Therapy may reduce pain for many different pain related conditions such as muscle and ligament strain, shoulder, back, knee and neck pain, arthritis and repetitive stress injuries.
CHIROACTIVE offers K-Laser which is a drug free pain management solution using high intensity Red and Near Infrared light to:
Promote Tissue Healing
Enhance Performance & Recovery
Treatment with K-Laser is completely comfortable, relatively inexpensive, and can be used in conjunction with chiropractic, massage, osteopathy or physiotherapy treatment. It can be used in the management of acutely inflamed conditions or longer-term chronic conditions (such as stiff/achy arthritic joints).
Read more about K-Laser here or talk to Dr McCann during your next appointment.