Joint Pain Treatment
What is Joint Pain?
Misconceptions About Joint Pain
Because it applies to such a wide array of conditions and manifestations, the concept of joint pain is associated with a lot of different misconceptions. Some of the most common include:
That joint pain and arthritis are the same thing
That joint pain is specific to older adults
That it is more likely to occur in women than men
Skeletal Causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain can be caused by several skeletal disorders or issues, including:
- Arthritis, which destroys cartilage at the ends of bones in the joints
- Osteonecrosis, which is when bone tissue dies after not getting enough blood flow
- Bone cancer
- Broken bones
Other Causes of Joint Pain
Joint Pain Symptoms
“Pain” isn’t the most descriptive term, and the truth is that it doesn’t always exist alone if it’s happening in your joints. Joint pain can also be accompanied by symptoms like stiffness and loss of mobility, tingling, numbness, and swelling. The pain itself can manifest in a variety of ways, from a sharp, stabbing pain to a dull, throbbing pain.
Identifying any other symptoms and determining an accurate way to describe the pain itself are effective tools in helping your medical professional diagnose the causes of pain and come up with a course of treatment.
Risk Factors for Joint Pain
Just about anyone can break, sprain, or strain a bone, so joint pain isn’t exclusive to a specific demographic. With that said, it can be more common in people who meet specific conditions, including:
- Old age, since the risk of conditions like arthritis or gout increases with age
- Family history of bone disease or any other underlying causes of joint pain (as well as of joint pain itself)
- Obesity, which places increased strain on the joints
- Joint injury history
If you meet any of the above criteria but are not yet experiencing any joint pain, it’s a great idea to talk to a trusted specialist about preventative treatments you can undergo.
Pain Management vs. Treatment
Common Approaches for Joint Pain Management
While these can provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation, they do little to help minimize or treat pain over time. That’s where specialized professionals like chiropractors come in.
Where a Chiropractor Comes In
Determining the Underlying Causes of Joint Pain
Treating the Underlying Causes of Joint Pain
How to Get Started
If you’re experiencing joint pain, the best thing you can do is set up a consultation (or multiple) with a trusted chiropractor in order to talk through your symptoms, potential causes, and your options for treatment. You can count on a chiropractor being the right fit if they are:
- Receptive to what you have to say
- Compassionate in their approach
- Flexible to fit your schedule
- Reliable based on reviews and testimonials from past patients
Ready to address the underlying cause of your joint pain and experience some much-needed relief? We’re here to help. Set up your first consultation with us to get started.
What to Expect from Joint Pain Treatment
What your joint pain treatment looks like will depend on the chiropractor you choose to see for it. At Essential ChiroCare, our approach to joint pain treatment is simple. It includes:
- A concierge approach, giving patients continuous access to our expertise outside of the limitations of insurance.
- Active listening, because no one knows your pain better than you and treating it effectively means understanding your experience of it.
- Interactive treatment, giving you autonomy and information at every turn as we address the root cause of your pain.