Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment New Jersey
Do you suffer from knee osteoarthritis? It's important to understand that effective knee osteoarthritis treatment will not only address your pain, but address joint deterioration as well. Dr. Peter Ferraro has been practicing chiropractic medicine for over 12 years. His unique holistic approach will not only manage your pain, but improve your joint health in the process. Give his New Jersey office a call to discuss the difference a wellness approach to knee osteoarthritis treatment can make.
Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in your knee has begun to deteriorate after years of use. The cartilage of your knee is what cushions all the ends of the bones that come together to form your knee joint. When the cartilage begins to deteriorate, it creates a host of physical challenges including the following:
- The underlying bone may to thicken, and cysts may form under the cartilage.
- The affected bone ends may begin to form boney growths, called bone spurs.
- Once the cartilage has deteriorated, bone ends rub against each other causing intense pain, stiffening and loss of mobility in the joint.
- Bits of cartilage and bone begin to float about in the joint space. Inflammation occurs in the joint lining, resulting in proteins and enzymes that further break down the cartilage and bones.
What can be done? While there is no cure for knee osteoarthritis, treatments do exist to manage the pain and slow down the progress of the disease.
Chiropractic practitioners, such as Dr. Peter Ferraro, can provide additional benefits in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Chiropractic adjustment restores normal joint alignment, significantly reducing the wear and tear of the cartilage. With the joint properly aligned, there is improvement in joint movement, and a significant reduction of inflammation and pain. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, chiropractic treatment can drastically improve joint health and quality of life.
Don't delay treatment. Call Dr. Peter Ferraro to set up a consultation at his New Jersey office today.