Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, redness over a joint, swelling, and stiffness and decreased range of motion. As a joint disorder arthritis can affect anybody at any age. There are many underlying causes of arthritis:
1) Inflammation due to Trauma Joints have soft tissue holding them together and if this tissue becomes irritated due to an impact injury or trauma it will compromise the mechanics of the joint. Over time arthritis will develop in the joint unless the mechanics are corrected early on. Chiropractic adjustments are great for correcting joint mechanics and may help reduce the risk of developing arthritis.
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