Condition We Treat


attractive senior woman having Arthritis in hand in apartment

Arthritis pain is brought on due to swelling and tenderness in the joints, which makes it difficult or painful for an individual to move. The main two types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which have similar symptoms but different causes.

Osteoarthritis is caused by the breaking down of cartilage, which is the solid, lubricated tissue that covers each end of a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the lining of the joints.

Both types of arthritis can result in several unpleasant symptoms which include weakness in the muscles, inflammation of the joints, pain, tenderness, and restricted movement. These symptoms can interfere with a North Charleston, SC individual’s quality of life. As such, it’s reasonable to seek non-invasive relief options.

At the Charleston Pain Relief Center, Dr. Tharnish and her staff will carefully evaluate a patient’s arthritic symptoms and possible causes to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Treatment may include gentle joint and tissue manipulation for pain relief as well as traction to increase range of motion. On top of hands-on treatment, patients may be assigned helpful exercises to slowly stretch the joints. Treatment may also include behaviors and dietary changes that can help reduce joint inflammation.


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