Chiropractic located in San Diego, CA


Arthritis services offered in San Diego, CA

Affecting around 25% of all adults in America, arthritis is a painful and often disabling condition. At Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center, empathetic chiropractor Thomas Rardin, DC, specializes in arthritis relief using proven noninvasive techniques. If you’re reluctant to rely on drugs and want to avoid invasive joint replacement, chiropractic care can be a great compromise. It provides pain relief without all the downtime or risk. Call the San Diego, California, office or book your first appointment online now.

Arthritis Q&A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a group of over 100 different joint diseases. The most common is osteoarthritis, which happens when the cartilage covering your joints starts breaking down. This disrupts smooth joint movement and can lead to bone-on-bone grinding. 

Osteoarthritis can affect almost any joint but tends to cause the most severe issues in the big weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees. But it also affects the back, neck, ankles, and many other joints. 

Other types of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to affect smaller joints, such as your hands. But RA can also affect the ankles, shoulders, knees, elbows, and other areas.

What all types of arthritis share is joint damage, which causes disruptive symptoms.

What symptoms does arthritis cause?

Some of the most common symptoms that patients have when they come to Foundation of Health Chiropractic include:

  • Joint pain
  • Aching joints
  • Swollen joints
  • Tender joints
  • Stiffness
  • Poor range-of-motion
  • Creaking joints

Unfortunately, by the time many patients seek help, they may be having trouble with routine daily activities like climbing stairs, rising from a sitting position, and even getting dressed. 

What can a chiropractor do for arthritis?

Chiropractic care is a diverse field that offers long-term wellness solutions through gentle, noninvasive approaches. At Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center, Dr. Rardin uses comfortable, advanced techniques to help relieve your arthritis symptoms.

With chiropractic care, Dr. Rardin looks to the root cause of your symptoms the problems with your joints to help ease your symptoms. 

Treatment usually includes:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments balance and align the spine and joints using highly precise hands-on manipulative techniques. 

Adjustments can relieve much of the pressure and joint alignment problems contributing to your arthritis pain. Dr. Rardin is known for his gentle yet highly effective adjustments.

Corrective exercises

Corrective exercises help you strengthen the muscles that support your joints and can help correct irregularities that contribute to arthritis pain. Dr. Rardin prescribes a personalized “blueprint” for you to follow.

Lifestyle counseling

Many people who have arthritis unknowingly make daily choices that worsen their condition and exacerbate their symptoms. Dr. Rardin provides customized lifestyle advice to help you make choices that support joint healing and long-term wellness. 

Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center provides a detailed recovery plan that helps you get back to being active. Book your appointment online or phone the office for help now.