There are about 100 different types of arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. This is considered the “wear and tear” type of arthritis and becomes more common as people age. It is estimated that 65-85% of people over age 65 suffer from osteoarthritis. The most common joints effected are the knees, hips, hands and spine.
Reducing the causes of the inflammation and providing the proper nutritional environment for repair of the cartilage is essential. In the journal, Clinical Biomechanics 1997, it was found that poor joint motion leads to increased joint cartilage damage/degeneration. Therefore, certain types of chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy can be beneficial for those with osteoarthritis. For further, information please refer to our article on Osteoarthritis.