Overview of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis.  It is characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage.  Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement.  Most commonly affecting middle-aged and older people, osteoarthritis can range from very  mild to very severe. It affects hands and almost any weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

  • Gradual and Subtle Onset of Deep Aching Joint Pain
  • Worse After Exercise or Weight Bearing
  • Often Relieved By Rest
  • Joint Swelling
  • Limited Movement
  • Morning Stiffness

How can we help?

By reducing adhesion in the surround tissues of your joints, we can help improve proper range of motion, and possibly slow down the degenerative process.

Here at Discover Soft Tissue and Spine we utilize Manual Adhesion Release ™ and Instrument Adhesion Release™ to reduce and fix adhesion. To see if we may be able to help you call 616-956-1112 today for a consultation or click below to request an appointment.

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