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Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 1J4 Canada


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Intro to Arthritis

Live long enough and you can pretty much count on developing arthritis: a touch of osteoarthritis at the very least.

Arthritis ["arth" meaning joint, "itis" meaning inflammation] isn't a one-note story or even a few variations on a single theme:  it actually consists of more than 100 different conditions.  These can be anything from relatively mild forms of tendonitis (as in tennis elbow) and bursitis to crippling systemic forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis.  There are pain syndromes like fibromyalgia and arthritis-related disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, that involve every part of the body.  There are forms of the disease, such as gout that almost nobody connects with arthritis.  The common denominator for all these conditions is joint and musculoskeletal pain which is why they are grouped together as arthritis.  Often that pain is a result of inflammation of the joint lining.

Inflammation is involved in many forms of arthritis.  It is the body's natural response to injury.  The warning signs that inflammation is present are redness, swelling, heat and pain.  These are some kinds of reactions the body has to a sliver in the hand, for example.  When a joint becomes inflamed, it may get any or all of these symptoms.  This can prevent the normal use of the joint and, therefore, it can cause the loss of function of that joint.

So when we deal with patients who are suffering from arthritis, whatever form of it they are afflicted with, we usually must do more than provide them with adjustments to resolve their difficulties.  We address the inflammation.  We  address the muscle weaknesses and shortenings that have set in.  We hope that our patients have come in before something has become longstanding.  The sooner we can start our work, the sooner they can feel better.

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  • "I would like to thank Dr. John for helping me get moving again. If it wasn't for your help I'd still be sockless. I'd also like to thank Dr. Audrey for introducing me to the nearly instantaneous relief of acupuncture and helping me walk without pain again. You two have to be the most caring couple ever. I would have never gotten this far if it wasn't for the two of you. I can't thank you enough."
    - D.M., Winnipeg / Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • "For years I suffered with foot pain that made each step a misery. Dr. John found the problem and he has helped me fix it. Getting customized orthotics for my shoes was an improvement and a treatment plan for my feet keeps me going completely pain free. I really like how Dr. John's office can accommodate my busy work schedule to fit in my treatments."
    M.C., Winnipeg/Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • "I have seen chiropractors all my life. Some chiropractors can be very rushed or very rigid in terms of what types of care they will offer or recommend. The care I received at this office was above and beyond anything I had before. I appreciate the availability and the consistency of care options."
    A.D., Winnipeg/Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • "When I had my car accident, I was shocked at how much pain I was in. I could barely move my neck. Dr. Audrey was there for me. I was surprised at the effect that chiropractic care had on helping me to recover. It seemed that when I would start to stiffen up again, chiropractic treatment would settle things down right away. And this was a really good thing because I couldn't afford to miss opportunities or any time from work. That was two years ago. Even now that the accident case has closed I still see Dr. Audrey every month or two just to keep feeling good."
    C.C., Winnipeg/Winnipeg, Manitoba

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