Your body consists of several different types of joints, including saddle joints, gliding joints, ball and socket joints and hinge joints.
The level of complexity and sensitivity attached to your joints makes them vulnerable to trauma, which is why approximately 30% of all Americans experience joint pain each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Chiropractors at AICA Conyers treat hundreds of patients each year who suffer from some type of joint pain caused by inflammation.
Understanding Joint Inflammation
Inflammation is a natural response produced by the immune system. When you experience some type of injury or tissue damage, your body can benefit from the inflammation that follows, because of its ability to support the healing process.
There are other occasions when inflammation can become excessive, which can lead to a number of unpleasant or painful symptoms.
Arthritis is the most common form of joint inflammation, which affects over 40 million Americans including over 250,000 children.
The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis speaks to patients whose joints have suffered significant damage as a result of an injury, overuse, or aging.
Rheumatoid arthritis develops when there is some type of complication in the immune system, which causes your body to release white blood cells that attack your tissue; mistaking natural substances in your cells with harmful invaders.
The Connection Between Diet and Joint Inflammation
Some cases of joint inflammation are caused by the types of food our patients consume on a regular basis. Foods that tend to cause inflammation include:
- Processed sugars
- Refined carbohydrates
- Trans fats
- Refined flour
Foods that reverse and reduce the damage caused by inflammation are those that contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and chia seeds.
Conyers Chiropractic Care for Joint Inflammation
Our Chiropractic team at AICA Conyers treats patients suffering from joint pain on a regular basis. We can offer you treatment solutions that align with the unique characteristics of your condition and provide immediate pain relief.
We are available 24/7 and you can schedule your first consultation by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at 404-602-0386.