Osteoarthritis in Spring Hill TN

Osteoarthritis in Spring Hill TN  is a degenerative condition and while it can occur in anyone, it has been found to affect about 50% of people over the age of 65. With so many people suffering in Spring Hill TN from this condition, it has put an economic strain on our health care system costing over $10,000,000 per year. In addition to the massive amount of money spent on osteoarthritis, the disease has been cited as the number one cause of disability in older adults.


UNDERSTANDING OSTEOARTHRITIS IN Spring Hill TN

As mentioned above, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that typically results from excessive wear and tears on certain joints. The degeneration associated with this disease primarily affects the cartilage that covers the bones in the joints throughout our bodies. Osteoarthritis decreases the cartilage's ability to absorb stress causing it to degenerate faster. As the cartilage degenerates, surrounding stabilizing and supporting structures such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles are overworked often times resulting in pain. In the late stages of osteoarthritis, bones may even begin to push against each other causing more pain and degeneration. While this disease process can sound frightening and unavoidable, it is important to understand that you can prevent its development, and Spring Hill Chiropractic Injury Clinic has the most up-to-date treatment and preventive measures available.

Osteoarthritis has a predisposition to effect joints that are commonly overworked and overused. These are typically weight-bearing joints in the body that have sustained repeated amounts of heavy stress. Therefore, the knees, hips, neck, lower back, big toes, and hands are most commonly affected. However, it should be understood that osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body. Joints that have had serious trauma or repeated micro-stress due to repetitive labor and movement are more prone to the development of osteoarthritis.


SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS

Our doctors at Spring Hill Chiropractic Injury Clinic have observed a wide range of symptoms in their patients with osteoarthritis, but some have been more common than others. Commonly observed symptoms have included:

  • Varying degrees of joint pain that are worse with movement
  • Pain with joint movement that is worse after rest
  • Swelling and joint enlargement in the joints

As mentioned previously, the hips and knees are common locations for the development of osteoarthritis. Spring Hill Chiropractic Injury Clinic has observed the following symptoms directly related to knee and hip osteoarthritis:

  • Pain that travels from the hip to the groin
  • Pain that travels down the thighs
  • Aching or stabbing pain in the knees
  • Pain in these joints that is worse with cold weather
  • Pain in these joints during jogging or running

OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENTS AT Spring Hill Chiropractic Injury Clinic

Our primary focus of care will be to restore the normal alignment of joints throughout the body. It has been demonstrated through animal and human studies that bones that are not in their proper positions are more likely to degenerate faster and therefore are more prone to the development of osteoarthritis. Treatment has been shown in various studies to prevent and slow the development of osteoarthritis.

If you fear that you have developed osteoarthritis or are concerned about its development, please contact Spring Hill Chiropractic Injury Clinic to schedule an individualized consultation today. Our team can help you get back on your feet.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Tuesday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Wednesday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Thursday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Friday
9:00am - 11:00am


Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Spring Hill Chiropractic Injury Clinic

5083 Main St #3
Spring Hill, TN 37174

(615) 302-2798