A woman sitting in the lotus position with her legs crossed.Message from our Naturopathic Doctors: Arthritis Pain

September is Arthritis awareness month. Did you know arthritis affects 4.6 million Canadians and it’s estimated that by 2036 this number will increase to 7.5 million, that’s about 1 in 5 Canadians.

Joints connect one bone to another allowing for movement such as, walking and cycling. If inflammation, injury or degeneration occurs within a joint, arthritic conditions develop. Arthritis can affect individuals of any age, including babies and children. Arthritis comes in many forms, such as tennis elbow, Fibromyalgia, Gout and Rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, there are over 100 different conditions, and they all range in severity and progression.

The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis, affecting 1 in 10 Canadian adults. It involves the slow deterioration of cartilage (the smooth material that covers the bones within a joint). Without cartilage the bones directly rub against one another resulting in complaints of joint stiffness and pain.

Although there is no cure for arthritis, treatment goals aim to control pain and improve joint function. Naturopathic medicine can play a major role in arthritic conditions. Dietary modifications, weight management, anti-inflammatory supplementation and botanicals as well as acupuncture are all scientifically proven to help reduce joint pain, stiffness and improve joint function. Come in today to learn ways to prevent joint deterioration and reduce pain associated with arthritis.

~Dr. Kajal Chohan, BSc., ND

Dr. Kajal Chohan is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who strongly believes in empowering individuals and restoring the body to a state of health, vitality and balance. She works closely with her clients to develop safe and effective individualized treatment plans.

Dr. Chohan has an interest in family health with a focus on chronic conditions including weight management, cardiovascular care, men & women’s health and pediatric health care.

Dr. Chohan is passionate about educating the public and communities about health and wellness. She strives to provide highly researched, effective treatment plans to her clients in order to obtain clinical results. Book your appointment with Dr. Chohan today to reclaim your health, restore your life and strive for balance. (905) 825-9996