Arthritis is painful stiffness in the joint, which causes a significant amount of discomfort. Affecting your musculoskeletal system, arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in those over the age of 55 years old; however, it can affect individuals of all ages. Causes can include a lack of fluid (which provides nourishment to the joints, as well as the surrounding cartilage), infection, or a reduction of cartilage.
If you are suffering from arthritis, it is essential to remain as active as possible. The application of hot and cold packs placed strategically may help reduce the pain and discomfort.
One method we offer at The Center for reducing the symptoms of arthritis and hip pain involves cold laser therapy
, which is a non-invasive method of utilizing light to target affected tissues in an effort to promote healing and reduce inflammation.