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Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of a person’s joints.

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Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.

Osteoarthritis causes cartilage – the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint – to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.

Signs & Symptoms

Arthritis is associated with pain in the joints; depending on the type of arthritis with which a person is suffering, the signs and symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and a decreased range of motion.

Treatments for Arthritis

Research shows that changes to diet and nutritional supplements can, in some patients, improve the symptoms of arthritis. There are also a number of medications used to treat arthritis that vary depending on the type of arthritis. These can be discussed with your Meyer Clinic GP and Nutritional Therapist.

Health Check Up

Arthritis refers to around 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Factors in the development of arthritis include injury, abnormal metabolism, genetic makeup, infections, and immune system dysfunction. A personalised male/female health check up with Dr Annelize Meyer is an opportunity to create a plan to work towards controlling pain, minimising joint damage, and improving or maintaining quality of life.

Nutritional Therapy

Diet and nutrition can play a role in managing arthritis and the risk of arthritis. There are many foods that are known to increase inflammation and which, in many cases, can make the symptoms of arthritis worse. Additionally, carrying excess weight can also impact negatively on arthritis. Our celebrity-endorsed Nutritional Therapist Dominique Ludwig can work with an individual to educate them on the foods to avoid and those to include in a healthy eating plan for improved wellbeing.

IV Therapy

IV Therapy is a complementary treatment that offers an array of health benefits, as it delivers nutrients and electrolytes straight into the bloodstream much faster than oral supplements. It can in some cases ease arthritic pain and improve the overall quality of life of those suffering with arthritis. IV Therapy delivers nutrients to enhance healing and reduce pain and decrease inflammation. At Meyer Clinic, we  use IV Therapy to build up the immune system, increase energy, and reduce stress.

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