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Osteoarthritis Exercises

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm

San Francisco Chiropractor and Chronic Back Pain Doctor Comments:

184871Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis (inflammation of a joint) that is caused by a breakdown of cartilage in the joints...including the joints of the spine.  Osteoarthritis is also know as degenerative joint disease, or DJD.

DJD usually occurs in weight bearing joints like the knees, hips, and spine...but can occur in other joints like the wrist and fingers.

The cartilage loses it's elasticity with DJD, which can cause the muscles, ligaments, and tendons to become stretched and overworked...a chain reaction. This can lead to chronic pain, inflammation, and loss of motion.

Chiropractic care can often times help DJD...but one of the best things you can do is exercise. Some exercises can make you worse, so you have to be careful. A good spine doctor or physical therapist will usually know the right exercises to prescribe.

Anyway...I found a pretty good article on the excellent www.spine-health.com website, entitled:

Exercises for Osteoarthritis  

Check the exercises out...but check with your doctor before you do any.

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for care at Executive Express Chiropractic at the SF Embarcadero Center...simply call 415-392-2225, press ext#1.

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