Last Updated on November 9, 2021
There are several different types of joints in the human body. Ball and socket joints, gliding joints, hinge joints and saddle joints all allow different types of movements. Every joint is designed slightly differently and we all endure different strains and impacts on our joints based on what types of movements and exercises we do. At Inner Gate Acupuncture our chiropractor Jerrod Puckett has been successfully treating joint inflammation with chiropractic medicine.
What Is Joint Inflammation?
Inflammation is the body’s normal reaction to stress and damage. The process is important for recovery. The process signals the immune system to send needed cells and material to injuries aiding in the repair of the damaged tissue. However, there are times when inflammation becomes chronic and this requires treatment to correct.
Arthritis is the most common form of joint inflammation. There are two types of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis refers to wear and tear in the joints due to injury, overuse or normal aging. Rheumatoid arthritis is an abnormal immune response where the body’s immune system attacks the joints.
Chiropractic Care for Inflammation
Dr. Puckett regularly uses chiropractic adjustments to ease inflammation and treat the underlying causes of joint pain. Every patient is an individual, and every situation is different, he is able to customized treatments to each individual to optimize results.
Reducing pressure on your joints by strengthening the involved muscles also helps reduce joint inflammation. Dr. Puckett has done additional sports medicine training enabling him to design movement therapies that both stretch and strengthen muscles to reduce inflammation and improvement movement.
Call today to make an appointment with Dr. Jerrod Puckett at our Halsey street location.