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What is an arthritis?

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. Arthritis is caused by a variety of factors. The most common include age-related wear and tear, joint injury, infection, and autoimmune conditions. Other possible causes include genetics, obesity, and metabolic disorders such as gout. Common underlying causes of arthritis can be:

  • Wear and tear
  • Injury
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Genetics
  • Autoimmune

Functional medicine takes a holistic approach to treating arthritis, focusing on the underlying causes of the condition and providing individualized treatment plans. This approach often includes lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise as well as dietary supplements, herbal remedies, and other natural therapies. Additionally, lab testing and other science based methods are utilized to identify the root cause of a patient’s arthritis and create a customized treatment plan. Doctor lead and patient driven plan to reduce inflammation and improve overall health and well-being.

  • Osteoarthritis: The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by the breakdown of cartilage, the soft tissue that cushions the ends of bones and allows them to move smoothly.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues, resulting in inflammation of the joints.
  • Psoriatic arthritis: A form of arthritis associated with psoriasis, a skin condition characterized by red patches with silvery scales.
  • Gout: A type of arthritis caused by an overabundance of uric acid in the body.
  • Lupus: A chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, skin, and other organs.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis: An inflammatory arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joints that causes stiffness, pain, and eventual fusion of the spine.
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: The most common form of arthritis in children, juvenile idiopathic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

How can we help?

Joint inflammation, pain and stiffness can be debilitating. Our team at Wellness Solutions is here to help. Our advanced testing and health assessments will identify environmental factors that may contribute to your symptoms.

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