The two most common types of arthritis seen by out Chiropract Wellness Center are: osteoarthritis & autoimmune arthritis. Of those two, the most common type is osteoarthritis; this is when the joints degrade over time & the lining of the joint begins to wear out. This process causes pain in the joint & is typically caused by improper biomechanics, genetics & old injuries. Reeducation about proper biomechanics including key exercises & joint mobilizations can help the body learn to move better & subsequently stop excessive rubbing or hypofunctions of movement that cause pain & stiffness with activity. Joint manipulation can increase the capsular motion of the joints affected. Exploring dietary advice & key foods that can help heal & decrease inflammation is also an avenue explored with the patient to have a well-rounded protocol. Autoimmune arthritis typically needs a rheumatology specialist to help lead the case; our office can provide complimentary therapies as listed above that help the overall joints with increased range of motion & ease of movement for your daily activities.