Arthritis Specialist

If you’re experiencing joint stiffness or swelling, you might be one of the 50 million adults or 300,000 children in the United States suffering from some type of arthritis. Dr. Troy Allam of Craig Ranch Chiropractic in McKinney, Texas, has dealt with patients young and old living with many different forms of the disease. You don’t have to live with the day-to-day struggles of overbearing arthritic pain and joint deterioration. Make an appointment online or by phone today to come in and learn about your treatment options.

Arthritis Q & A

Craig Ranch Chiropractic

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is not just one disease. It’s a term that refers to many types of joint pain and joint disease. In all, over 100 different forms of arthritis or related conditions exist. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and affects men and women alike, as well as people of all ages and races. Your risk increases as you get older and more women get arthritis than men.

Some different types of arthritis include:  

Degenerative arthritis                                         

As you get older, the strength of your joints deteriorates and chronic pain can occur. You might be at risk if you put on excess weight, this type of arthritis runs in your family, or you've suffered a serious injury like an ACL tear.

Inflammatory arthritis

When your immune system mistakenly attacks your joints, you end up with inflammatory arthritis, which results in joint erosion and damage to internal organs.

Infectious arthritis

With infectious arthritis, bacteria, a virus, or fungus may enter the joints, causing inflammation.

Metabolic arthritis

This form of arthritis is the result of overproduction of acid in the body that forms into needle-shaped crystals that cause joint pain.

How is arthritis diagnosed?

To properly diagnose arthritis, Dr. Allam relies on a three-pronged approach:

  • Examining your medical and family history
  • Completing a physical examination
  • Utilizing diagnostic imaging tests

He inquires about your symptoms, recent and past health, lifestyle, and family history. He also performs a thorough joint evaluation, checking for joint stiffness and swelling. Lastly, Dr. Allam may opt for X-rays, which is the most effective method to view the joints and check for issues such as structural changes, joint erosion, soft tissue tears, and inflammation. At the offices of Craig Ranch Chiropractic, Dr. Allam uses X-ray procedures that minimize the amount of radiation you are exposed to, ensuring that the imaging test procedures are safe.

How is arthritis treated?

Dr. Allam offers individualized non-spinal adjustments that target joint pain, restoring and enhancing your overall joint and extremity function. Adjustments can also minimize the wear and tear your joints already incur. Therapeutic stretching and exercise can offer additional joint pain relief.

Since arthritis is often a result of lifestyle choices, Dr. Allam might recommend diet and nutritional counseling and lifestyle modification counseling. The supportive counseling team at Craig Ranch Chiropractic can help you make necessary changes to your diet, your exercise regimen, and other lifestyle habits that could be contributing to the onset of your arthritic condition.

How do I prevent arthritis?

The more than 100 types of arthritis have different risk factors and features. You can’t modify all of the risk factors. For example, if you’re a woman with a genetic history of arthritis, you’re at risk. However, you can reduce your risk of certain types of arthritis by taking steps to improve your lifestyle, including:  

  • Maintaining a healthy, manageable weight
  • Avoiding smoking tobacco
  • Eating a healthy diet that’s low in alcohol and sugar
  • Avoiding serious sports injuries with proper training and by using the right equipment

Insurance Accepted and Payment Plans

Craig Ranch Chiropractic accepts most health insurance. However, individuals in need of our services who lack insurance and who are worried about the high costs charged by many other clinics need not worry. We have affordable rates and flexible payment plans allowing access to high-quality care for you and your family. Please call our office today to discuss options.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I've had knee, hip and neck issues for years and Dr. Allam has made it possible for me to run without pain again. Highly recommend!"

    Chelsea R.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Allam is such a great doctor. He does a great job and I always leave feeling well adjusted and balanced."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "My husband calls Dr. Allam 'The Gentle Giant.' Thank you for taking the time to see us."

    Caroline A.
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    "Very friendly staff!! Dr. Troy has gone above and beyond to make sure I get the help I need! He's very knowledgeable and knows what he's doing."

    Courtney B.
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    "Craig Ranch Chiropractic is the most technologically advanced, effective chiropractic treatment I have ever experienced."

    Tanner G.
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    "Dr. Troy and staff are great! Office is very professional and make you feel at home. I highly recommend Craig Ranch Chiropractic."

    Quick M.
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    "Always had a good experience here. Never felt like Dr. Troy was trying to nickel and dime me like some chiropractors do. Highly recommend."

    Veronika S.
Location
Craig Ranch Chiropractic
8880 State HWY-121, Suite 152
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 214-495-1336
Fax: (214) 644-0813
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214-495-1336