Chiropractor
Justin Tuttle

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Osteoarthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease

Do you suffer from osteoarthritis in Peoria? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition and while it can occur in anyone, it has been found to affect about 50% of people over the age of 65. With so many people suffering from this condition, it has put an economic strain on our health care system costing over $10,000,000 per year. In addition to the massive amount of money spent on osteoarthritis, the disease has been cited as the number one cause of disability in older adults.

As mentioned above, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that typically results from excessive wear and tear on certain joints. The degeneration associated with this disease primarily affects the cartilage that covers the bones in the joints throughout our bodies. Osteoarthritis decreases the cartilages ability to absorb stress causing it to degenerate quicker. As the cartilage degenerates, surrounding stabilizing and supporting structures such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles is overworked resulting in the development of pain. In the late stages of osteoarthritis, bone may even began to push against each other causing more pain and degeneration. While this disease process can sound frightening and unavoidable, it is important to understand that you can prevent its development and Tuttle Chiropractic has the most up-to-date treatment and preventive measures available.

Osteoarthritis has a predisposition to effect joints that are commonly overworked and overused. These are typically weight bearing joints in the body that sustained repeated amounts of heavy stress. Therefore, the knees, hips, neck, lower back, big toes, and hands are most commonly affected. However, it should be understood that osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body. Joints that have had serious trauma or repeated micro-stress due to repetitive labor and movement are more prone to the development of osteoarthritis.


Symptoms Associated With Osteoarthritis in Peoria
Our chiropractors at Tuttle Chiropractic have observed a wide range of symptoms in their patients with osteoarthritis, but some have been more common than others. Commonly observed symptoms have included:

  • Varying degrees of joint pain that is worse with movement
  • Pain with joint movement that is worse after rest
  • Swelling and joint enlargement in the painful joints

As mentioned previously, the hips and knees are a common location for the development of osteoarthritis. Tuttle Chiropractic has observed the following symptoms directly related to knee and hip osteoarthritis:

  • Pain that travels from the hip to the groin
  • Pain that travels down the thighs
  • Aching or stabbing pain in the knees
  • Pain in these joints that is worse with cold weather
  • Pain in these joints during jogging or running

Treatments Provided
The primary focus of care at Tuttle Chiropractic in Peoria will be to restore the normal alignment of joints throughout the body. It has been demonstrated through animal and human studies that bones that are not in their proper positions are more likely to degenerate quicker and therefore are more prone to the development of osteoarthritis. Since our office looks at all aspects of health, our treatment programs will include various forms of physical therapy, nutritional, and supplemental advice. These forms have treatment have been shown in various studies to prevent and slow the development of osteoarthritis. While osteoarthritis is not necessarily curable, chiropractic care has been a found to be a very effective means of preventing its development and decreasing its symptoms. Therefore, if you fear that you have developed osteoarthritis or are concerned about its development, please contact Tuttle Chirpractic in Peoria to schedule an individualized consultation today.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday8:30am - 6pm
Friday9am - 11am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

6808 North Knoxville Avenue Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614

highly recommended

What Our Patients Say

"Dr. Tuttle is one of the best chiropractors in Peoria. It is easy to get in for an appointment, as he will fit you in. My back has never felt better."
Erica F.

"Dr. Tuttle keeps me pain free! Without adjustments, my neck and shoulders would ache constantly. I’m so glad I found Dr. Tuttle."
Raz S.

"Dr. Tuttle has helped me with preventative care over the last two years. I’ve really noticed a difference in my body’s flexibility from the time I started."
Gretchen P.

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Tuttle Chiropractic
6808 North Knoxville Avenue Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-9200

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday8:30am - 6pm
Friday9am - 11am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed