Frequently Asked Questions

Which foods can aggravate arthritis?

The deadly nightshades can aggravate arthritis. They are peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and white potatoes. Sugar can also aggravate arthritis.

What lifestyle is best for managing arthritis?

An active lifestyle that incorporates a healthy diet is best for managing arthritis.

Can chiropractic adjustments help with arthritis?

Chiropractic adjustments can help with arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments restore range of motion to the joints while alleviating pain.

What is the most effective way to treat arthritis quickly?

Arthritis requires a long term commitment to an active lifestyle and healthy eating to best manage the pain and dysfunction that arthritis can cause.



What Is Arthritis?

There are a lot of patients that I see that have some wear and tear in their spine, degenerative arthritis, and so they wanna know, "Well, how do I go about dealing with this so that it doesn't impact my quality of life?"

We can do several things to help with arthritis, manage it, and minimize its impact. I compiled the list here, and we'll go through it.

This can help you manage your arthritis better.

One of the first things I like to talk to patients about is how the diet can affect your inflammation level.

Arthritis is inflammation in a joint that has undergone wear and tear; what we eat can inflame those joints.

How To Manage Arthritis?

One thing we've noticed is that the deadly nightshades family of plants can have this effect on arthritis.

That family includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, white potatoes, and people with arthritis.

Some people are sensitive to these foods and experience more arthritic pain if they eat too much of them, so it's something to be aware of and pay attention to in your diet.

Notice if you get flared up with too many of these foods.

Let's minimize how much of those you eat so you're not triggering arthritic pain that you don't need to have if we just make these simple changes.

Another thing is hydration because with degenerative arthritis when we wear and tear on our joints, those joints tend to have limited blood flow.

If we are hydrated, we ensure that our blood is properly hydrated.

Our body can circulate nutrition to these joints and prevent arthritic wear and tear from happening faster than it should.

Hydration can always help with joint health and arthritic pain, so making sure you're getting enough water every day will, in effect, help your arthritis.

Daily exercise and movement are very important for arthritis.

One of the common complaints that people with arthritis have is that they wake up and are pretty stiff in the morning, but once they get going, they tend to feel a lot better.

That is very true with arthritis.

It loves to move because it helps keep that joint moving.

When the joint moves, it gets nutrition in.

It can get inflammation and waste out of the joint, so daily exercise is good for arthritis.

People who sit for long periods notice much more pain because they're not moving, and their blood is not circulating, so getting daily exercise is important when you have arthritis.

Lastly, getting chiropractic care to keep these joints moving is important because arthritis can change the shape, direction, and movement of joints.

Chiropractic care on an ongoing basis helps keep that joint moving freely to the best of its ability, and I've had patients who have done all of these things.

Then, once they introduced chiropractic care, it was a real game changer for their quality of life.

So, including chiropractic care as part of your maintenance plan for dealing with your arthritis will make a big difference.

I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.


Call our office today to schedule an appointment to kickstart your healthy life: 530-221-8443



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