Osteoarthritis​ Treatment

Dr. Jeffrey Adam Metzger


Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis. It is known to have affected billions of people across the globe. The protective cushioning in your cartilage tends to wear down what time that can lead to osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis tends to affect the joints of your spine, hips. Osteoarthritis can be considered a chronic condition for your joints. As your cartilage breaks down, your joints then end up rubbing together causing symptoms like stiffness and pain.

Osteoarthritis is commonly known as degenerative joint disease and is the most common disability cause, amongst men and women.

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Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation

However, all the symptoms may not just be restricted to your particular body joint. They can affect areas like your spine, hips, knees, fingertips, and hands.


Since osteoarthritis is caused by damage to the joint, it has more to do with your increasing age. Its accumulation can occur over time and your joints may undergo wear and tear, as you age.

Other causes of osteoarthritis include:

  • Injuries to the ligament
  • Dislocation of joints
  • Torn cartilage
  • Malformation of the joint
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Or simply if you have a family history of osteoarthritis


Often people ask that “what should I do when I do not have an osteoarthritis specialist near me or there is no osteoarthritis doctor near me?”

In such cases, you may resort to temporary relief methods for osteoarthritis. These include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Regular exercise
  • Dietary supplements
  • Maintaining weight


Osteoarthritis is a common condition and can lead to complications if you’re going to ignore the problem. You may experience symptoms like increasing inflammation along with swelling, excruciating pain, unable to extend your range of motion, joint instability, along with muscle weakness, joint deformity, and bone spurs.


Chiropractic is an effective treatment for Osteoarthritis. We review the symptoms and may take x-rays to build a treatment plan. Adjustments and laser therapy are effective treatment procedures.


Treatment measures for osteoarthritis are usually covered by your medical insurance.


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How do we treat OSTEOARTHRITIS?


Do not ignore your Osteoarthritis, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Osteoarthritis.


How do you get osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can be a result of a joint injury or wear and tear of your joint cartilage. Hereditary factors can also contribute to osteoarthritis. Females are more prone to osteoarthritis. Any ligament injuries or dislocation of your joints can too become a leading cause.

What is the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?

Arthritis is a term used to describe joint inflammation. On the contrary, osteoarthritis is a joint degenerative condition and is a subtype of arthritis.

Is osteoarthritis hereditary?

If you have a family history of osteoarthritis then you are more likely to be affected by this degenerative joint disease.

What is the best vitamin for arthritis?

Vitamin C along with vitamin D is quite popular amongst patients with osteoarthritis in the knee. They both help prevent the degeneration of the cartilage.

How do they test for osteoarthritis?

In order to form an accurate diagnosis, a few tests can be conducted to confirm osteoarthritis. These may include:

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • Joint aspiration
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Blood test

Can chiropractic help with osteoarthritis?

With the help of a chiropractor, you can find relief in your chronic symptoms of osteoarthritis. A chiropractor may use osteopathic manipulation for your osteoarthritis in the lower back or neck.

Can chiropractors help with inflammation?

A gentle spinal manipulation in combination with exercise, along with an anti-inflammatory diet is advised by chiropractic care, in order to reduce symptoms of inflammation along with pain. This also helps in improving your mobility. These measures are proven to be quite responsive to osteoarthritis care.

Can Massage Help Osteoarthritis?

If you have a chronic osteoarthritis condition then you may resort to massage therapy. This massage therapy will help in relaxing your joints and relieving muscle pain.

It also reduces stiffness and provides better mobility and motion. Massage therapy will also decrease your stress and add to your well-being.

Is there a cure for osteoarthritis of the spine?

Unfortunately, there has been no proven cure for osteoarthritis of the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine is an irreversible condition. However, to lead a better lifestyle, pain management can help improve the mobility of your affected joint. You may visit a clinic for osteoarthritis in Fairfax Virginia to discuss treatment options with your doctor.

How do you know if you have arthritis in your neck?

If you are undergoing arthritis in your neck then you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Being in stiffness in your neck
  • Severe headache that initiates in your neck
  • Pain in your arms and shoulders
  • Grinding sensation upon turning your neck
  • Unable to bend or fully turn your neck or head

What are the 4 stages of osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis comes with four stages:

Stage one

This is a minor stage for osteoarthritis.  You may not experience any pain and your symptoms are highly unlikely to appear.

Stage two

This is the main stage and a prominent bone spur may appear on your x-ray.

Stage three

This is a moderate stage. Your joints are now becoming inflamed and you may experience discomfort that influences your daily life.

Stage four

This is the severe stage and the most painful one. Your cartilage is completely damaged and your joint is exhibiting an inflammatory response.

How do you stop osteoarthritis from progressing?

Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, you can still slow down its progression. Losing weight can help in reducing your pain and improving your daily functional activities. It will also reduce your stiffness.

Alongside weight management, you can resort to physical therapy, stretching, regular exercise, supportive devices like splints and braces, along with assistive devices like a cane.

Does osteoarthritis hurt all the time?

The pain that occurs in osteoarthritis can vary from person to person. You may experience a different kind and intensity of pain each day. Its underlying cause can be the amount of damage caused to your cartilage, which is responsible for the pain threshold.

Will osteoarthritis cripple me?

It is highly unlikely for osteoarthritis to cause crippling, however, it can influence your daily lifestyle.

What type of doctor can diagnose osteoarthritis?

A rheumatologist is a specialist, who is able to diagnose, as well as treat arthritis and other joint-related diseases. You also require other healthcare professionals like a physical therapist, occupational therapists, orthopedic doctors, and chiropractic care.