Joint pain and stiffness can often affect every aspect of a patient’s life. Every movement can become labored or painful, limiting the participation in activity that they may have once enjoyed. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, causing stiff joints and pain for millions of Americans daily.
Other forms of arthritis exist and may have autoimmune components such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus arthritis and others. Many patients rely on powerful medications to make it through the day with their arthritis and joint pain. The good news is that there are natural ways to eliminate joint pain, which can help patients live life on their own terms.
There are many reasons why arthritis develops. I will take the time to figure out why it is happening and from there, determine the best way to reverse the process. As a naturopathic doctor, I use sophisticated testing, thorough intake of symptoms and years of clinical experience to determine the cause of arthritis and find a solution for treatment.
Patients sometimes underestimate the impact that overall health, such as diet and buildup of toxins in the body, can have on the joints and the presence of inflammation and pain. Through my training in functional medicine testing, I have the ability to test for toxin build up in the body, as well as food intolerances or other factors that could be contributing to inflammation, joint pain, and arthritis.
I work to provide a comprehensive solution to joint care, resolving imbalances in the body, detoxing as necessary, and improving overall nutrition to help our patients achieve the vitality and mobility that will allow them to lead more active lives.