Osteoarthritis

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

Dr Dean Ormsby, BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Overview of Osteoarthritis

As active adults, it's crucial to understand that your individual Osteoarthritis journey is unique. No two situations are alike, and this is where a Rehab Chiropractor comes in. We help assess and diagnose your specific Osteoarthritis challenges, ensuring the most effective and personalized outcome possible.

Signs & Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis symptoms can manifest in various ways, making it essential to recognize the signs early on. Some of the most common challenges include:

  • Joint pain that worsens with activity: This pain can be debilitating, affecting your knees, hips, hands, spine, shoulders, ankles, or feet. It can make even the simplest tasks seem impossible.
  • Stiffness in the joints: Waking up with stiffness in the joints can make it challenging to start your day with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Swelling or inflammation: Inflammation and swelling can cause discomfort and restrict your range of motion, impacting your daily activities and overall quality of life.
  • Loss of flexibility: As Osteoarthritis progresses, you may find it increasingly difficult to move your joints as freely as before, limiting your ability to stay active and engage in your favorite activities.

Leaving Osteoarthritis untreated can have both short-term and long-term consequences. In the short term, you may experience increased pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. In the long term, it can lead to joint damage, joint deformities, and even disability. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent these direct and indirect costs, improving your overall quality of life.

Causes of Osteoarthritis

The causes of Osteoarthritis are often complex, and each person's situation is unique. Some common root causes include:

  • Age: As we age, the risk of developing Osteoarthritis increases.
  • Genetics: A family history of Osteoarthritis can increase your risk.
  • Weight: Excess weight puts additional stress on your joints, potentially leading to Osteoarthritis.
  • Previous injuries: Injuries to joints can increase your risk of developing Osteoarthritis later in life.

Understanding the underlying factors contributing to your Osteoarthritis is crucial for developing an individualized treatment plan.

When To Use The Advice of a Rehab Chiropractor

As active adults, it's essential to ask yourself the right questions about Osteoarthritis:

Q: How can I tell if I have Osteoarthritis? A: A Rehab Chiropractor can help diagnose Osteoarthritis by evaluating your symptoms, medical history, and conducting a physical examination.

Q: What treatment options are available for Osteoarthritis? A: Treatment options may include Osteoarthritis medications, physical therapy, exercises, diet changes, and natural remedies. A Rehab Chiropractor can help determine the best approach for your unique situation.

Q: Can Osteoarthritis be prevented? A: While Osteoarthritis may not be entirely preventable, maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular exercise, and practicing good joint care can help minimize the risk.

Q: How can a Rehab Chiropractor help with Osteoarthritis pain relief? A: Rehab Chiropractors can provide targeted treatments, such as joint mobilization and soft tissue therapies, to help alleviate pain and improve joint function.

Q: Are there alternative treatments for Osteoarthritis? A: Yes, some people find relief through acupuncture, massage therapy, or supplements. A Rehab Chiropractor can help you explore these options alongside traditional treatments.

Visit Us

Don't let Osteoarthritis hold you back from living an active and fulfilling life. Our Rehab Chiropractors are here to offer personalized care, tailored treatments, and expert advice to help you overcome your unique Osteoarthritis challenges. Schedule an appointment with us today and take the first step towards better joint health and improved quality of life.

Dr Dean, Rehab Chiropractor, at the Synergy Performance Institute

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

• We will take the time to truly understand your problem and listen.

• You will be given a clear plan of care unique to your specific situation.

• We will spend an hour with you one on one providing chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy and rehab.

• We will focus on getting you an outcome not just pain relief.

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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