Tag: arthritis

Which sports injuries lead to arthritis in joints and how to reduce the likelihood of arthritic damage.

Which sports injuries lead to arthritis in joints and how to reduce the likelihood of arthritic damage. Most of us who have arthritic joints consider it a part of aging.  The truth is that not everyone has the same level of change in their spines and extremity joints. Another truth is that not everyone with a joint injury develops arthritis. Scientists are now learning that a joint that has been damaged by an injury is very likely to show changes within 10 years of the injury; a common finding with anterior or posterior cruciate repair injuries of the knee as Read More »

Can Chiropractic Prevent Some Types of Arthritis?

Can Chiropractic Prevent Some Types of Arthritis? This question is asked frequently by patients visiting chiropractors. To answer this question, let’s first talk about, “what is arthritis?” The word “arthritis” is derived from “arth-” meaning “joint” and “-itis” meaning “inflammation.” Hence, arthritis is basically swelling in the joint. Many types of arthritis have been identified – in fact, over 100! Some types of arthritis are primary (not caused by anything that can be identified), while others are secondary to a disease or other condition. The 9 most common primary forms of arthritis are: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout, Read More »

Runners do not get knee arthritis, says the NY Times; what you need to know

Runners do not get knee arthritis, says the NY Times; what you need to know Do some runners have bad knees? Some do, however, there is growing evidence to show it is not running that harms the knees. Body mechanics plays a large part in whether people develop knee problems says Dr. Charschan. “While running may make those body mechanics feel worsen, it is not the running itself that causes the problems in the knees, but rather the body style, asymmetry, foot over pronation and other mechanical aberration’s that cause the problem in the persons knees; running just exacerbates that Read More »