Arthritis and Its Effect On The Joints

  • A normal joint (the place where two bones meet) is surrounded by a joint capsule that protects and supports it.
  • Cartilage covers and cushions the ends of the two bones.
  • The joint capsule is lined with a type of tissue called Synovium, which produces a Synovial Fluid. This clear fluid lubricates and nourishes the cartilage and bones inside the joint capsule.
  • Arthritis is caused when the immune system attacks a person’s own cells inside the joint capsule.
  • White blood cells that are a part of the normal immune system travel to the synovium and cause a reaction. This reaction or INFLAMMATION, is called Synovitis and it results in the warmth, redness, swelling and pain that are typical symptoms of Arthritis.
  • During the inflammation process, the cells of the synovium grow and divide abnormally making the normally thin synovium thick and resulting in a swollen joint.
  • As arthritis progresses, abnormal synovial cells begin to invade and destroy the cartilage and bone within the joint.
  •  The surrounding muscles, ligaments and tendons that support and stabilize the joint become weak and unable to work normally.
  • All of these effects lead to the pain and deformities often seen in Arthritis.
  • Monthly Adjustments, Inversion Traction and Food Allergy Testing prevent Arthritis.


Preventive Medicine

Diagnosis * Nutrition * Allergies

Palmer Chiropractic Method


  • Internal Disorders
  • Bioclinical Nutrition
  • Environmental Allergies

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