Arthritis is the chronic tenderness, pain, or swelling of one or more joints, which typically worsens with age. The term arthritis includes over 100 different diseases which affect the joint, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues. The most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The Functional Medicine Approach to Arthritis

The most effective approach to arthritis pain addresses the underlying multitude of root causes such as inflammation, dietary sensitivities, and autoimmune triggers. 

Causes of Arthritis Pain

The most common cause of arthritis pain is thought to be autoimmune, driven by inflammation produced by the immune system via the gut. 

Integrative Treatment Options

Each type of arthritis pain requires a personalized treatment plan, but arthritis patients can benefit from treatments including but not limited to:

  • Anti-inflammatory dietary recommendations
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Supplements to support healthy connective tissues and decrease inflammation
  • Acupuncture
  • Dietary therapy
  • Integrative massage therapy

Need improved options for arthritis management and real solutions? Relief for arthritis pain is possible. Contact the CentreSpringMD clinic by calling (404) 814-9808 or clicking below. 

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