Joints form the connections between your bones. They help you to move and offer support. When you suffer damage to joints it can interfere with how you move and get around. There is usually great pain as well.
Joint pain is very common. Usually, everyone has a story to tell about their own joint pain experiences. The pain can range from mildly irritating to downright debilitating. The pain may last for a week or a month, or never go away. With the joint pain, there is swelling in the joints as well, which will only get worse as time passes.
Joint pain is often chronic pain. You think you’re learning to live with it and then it flares up again, and you know you have to do something about it.
First, understand what causes joint pain. There are a number of reasons for joint pain.
• Dislocated or broken bones
• Arthritis or Osteoarthritis
• Inflammatory disease
• Repetitive movement
• Sprains and strains
• Lyme disease
Whatever the cause of your joint pain, there is relief for your chronic pain. It can be managed through medication, alternative treatments, and/or physiotherapy. Seek out a pain management professional to discuss best options for your specific situation.
Only with a proper diagnosis will you be able to move forward with joint pain relief. According to one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain in the last 30 days. The most common joint pain is knee pain, followed by shoulder and hip pain. You don’t need to be an NFL player to know how painful joint pain can be!
When to see a doctor
Many times self-medication seems to clear things up. Over-the-counter medications and ice/heat packs can bring relief. Too often, they turn out to be temporary solutions. This is likely because your joint pain is too serious for small fixes.
Pain management in Phoenix will be your best answer to your joint pain questions. Only with a proper diagnosis will you get to the real core of the problem. Then you’ll know if your joint pain is caused from simple overuse of a muscle or if it’s from a disease that will simply get worse with time.
At Pain Stop Clinics, our pain management teams work with you to get rid of your joint pain by utilizing the best possible treatment plan designed specifically for you.