Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Osteoarthritis, sometimes called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is the most common form of arthritis. It affects about 21 million Americans each year. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement of joints. The breakdown of cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body. The disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, hips, knees, neck, and lower back.

There are several causes for osteoarthritis. The disease can be caused by heredity, old age, injury, or even overuse. People are looking for ways to reduce their pain and improve their physical functioning. The following medications may help you to reduce pain and maintain joint movement so that you can go about your daily tasks.

  • Acetaminophen
  • Tramadol
  • Stronger painkillers
  • Cortisone shots

However, there are side effects to such drugs.

Acupuncture, among the oldest healing practices in the world, is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture can offer complete pain relief naturally with no adverse side effects. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the pain relieves. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA