Dr. Tom Francescott explains the causes of Arthritis + his unique approach to care.
Arthritis Causes + Alternative Care
- Do you experience joint pain, heat, swelling, stiffness, or deformities of small joint? Were you told it’s just what happens when you get older?
Arthritis is a general term for inflammation in a joint. There are numerous types of arthritis and getting a proper diagnosis is the key to finding the right remedy. There are many medications that doctors will give for pain and inflammation but none of them address the underlying condition of why this might be happening and that is what makes me a favorite doctor of arthritis sufferers.
As a doctor I know patients are increasingly concerned about the fact that most arthritis medications have terrible side effects on the stomach, liver, and immune system. My expertise helps free patients from dependency of drugs and offers alternative, longer lasting solutions to help you live a more comfortable, mobile life.
- Joint Pain + Swelling
- Stiffness + Heat
- Deformities of small joints
- Loss of Appetite
- There are several types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the “wear and tear” arthritis resulting from degenerative changes in the bones and joints as we age. As we age our cartilage can breakdown and cause pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition cased by your own immune system attacking your joints.
Generally both both sides of the body are affected and swelling and inflammation are generally present.
Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that can occur in those with psoriasis.
There are numerous causes of arthritis including aging, poor diet, anti-acids, poor digestion, liver toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, hormonal imbalance, stress and cortisol levels that promote the breakdown of bone and cartilage. Inactivity can also promote arthritis.
- My treatments for arthritis support are very individualized and tailored to the individual. My overall view is that these disorders start in the gut, our CORE, and relate to our nutritional intake and absorption of key nutrients, how our liver processes toxins and hormones.
Enhancing digestion and assimilation of nutrients and reducing food allergies which can cause inflammation and cause the immune system to become weak. The priority is to strengthen the immune system (not stimulating it but balancing the immune responses in the body), providing the necessary foundational nutrients like omega 3, minerals, and vitamin D3 Bone + Joint supportive products that help to repair and rebuild the cartilage and bone.
Bone is an alive tissue that can be strengthened. Also natural anti-inflammatories can help manage symptoms while the underlying causes are addressed. Also, the Ondamed Therapy is very effective for pain, inflammation, and arthritis by changing at a cell level how our body is reacting. You can see that building a Core Foundation to treat the cause of arthritis is the solution.