There are more than 200 types of arthritis, one of the most common is rheumatoid which affects the joints and many times is caused by an infection or incident that triggers the condition. In this type of arthritis the immune system attacks its own tissues and starts the inflammatory process. The first symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can begin as pain, swelling, and stiffness in one or more of the same joints in both sides of your body. They can start suddenly or more commonly, over a longer period of time. In addition to these symptoms, the patients can’t sleep well due the pain and stiffness in the joints, and they often experience fatigue, weight loss, and a general discomfort such as flu-like symptoms.
If you already have arthritis, a doctor of chiropractic as Dr. Gill will help to restore the lost range of motion to your joints, improve your general flexibility, endurance, and increase your muscle tone and strength.