How to relieve arthritis, Richmond, VAThe term arthritis means “join inflammation.” Some people incorrectly refer to arthritis as “joint pain.” There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The 2 most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage (cushioning at the ends of bones) breaks down. Rheumatoid arthritis develops when the body’s immune system attacks the joint.

Treating Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the one easily corrected by massages. Tendons connect muscle to bone and locomotion is accomplished by these muscles’ crossing joints. As muscle tightens, possibly due to the bodies attempt to level the posture, or injury, the muscle contraction compresses the joints. Over time, this compression accumulates and damages the joints. But, the good news is, joint pain can be relieved by correcting the postural dysfunction or correcting the muscular discrepancy.