Dr. Amy M. O'Donnell offers treatment for Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) in Greenwich/Stamford,CT

ArthritisRelieve your chronic pain from arthritis with effective treatments including MLS Laser Therapy.

The wearing away of cartilage, the substance that lines our joints, may be painful and stiff, particularly in the morning or after you have been sedentary. The old adage "if you don’t move it you lose it" is ever so true with DJD. This condition may be hereditary, caused by overuse or the result of undue or uneven stress on a joint.

Depending on the severity, DJD does not have to slow you down. DJD diagnosis is determined by x-ray along with loss of range of motion.

MLS Laser Research has shown to help reduce pain and stiffness with DJD, while the Graston Technique® is invaluable in treating the surrounding soft tissue that stiffens around a degenerative joint. This helps to assist in regaining better range of motion. Joint manipulation is also effective with regaining joint mobility and reducing pain.

Also, Kinesio tape can aid in supporting a joint and help with better function without causing undue stress on the joint. Rehabilitative exercise will also help long-term with stretching and strengthening a joint.

Ultimately, it is the combination of all interventions that allows the body the best opportunity for healing and regaining joint mobility.