Joint Pain Specialist
Joint pain can cause debilitating pain and stiffness from your jaw and neck to your feet and toes. The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine offers a thorough exam to identify the underlying cause of your joint pain and creates a personalized plan to address it. To get relief from your joint pain, call us and make an appointment today.
Joint Pain Q & A
What causes joint pain?
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain. As the cartilage that cushions and protects your joints wears away, the bones rub together, creating friction. This irritates and inflames your joint, causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced mobility. While many patients assume that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of aging, with proper treatment, you can maintain a pain-free, active life.
Other common causes of joint pain include:
- Ligament injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Infections and illnesses
Your risk of joint pain increases if you’re overweight or you lead a sedentary lifestyle. Athletes and physically active patients who put a lot of stress on their joints can also develop painful joint injuries and degenerative conditions.
When should I talk to a chiropractor about joint pain?
Make an appointment at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine if you have joint pain that doesn’t go away after a couple of days of rest and at-home care. Or if your joint pain is so severe that you can’t fully bend or extend your joint or if it’s interfering with your mobility, contact our team. Finally, if you have a known injury or visible deformity, don’t delay treatment.
How is joint pain treated?
The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine begins with a comprehensive exam to identify the cause of your joint pain. They review your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle while performing a physical assessment of not only your painful joint but your whole body.
Your provider feels your joints for signs of inflammation or deformity and might ask you to walk around the office or perform some basic stretches. Your provider also performs postural assessments and uses motion-study digital X-rays to evaluate your bones and joints.
When they understand the cause of your joint pain, your provider creates a customized treatment plan to address the underlying cause of your discomfort. Depending on your needs, your program might include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Functional medicine treatments
- Regenerative medicine
- Physical rehabilitation
- Foot Levelers custom orthotics
The team also provides customized weight-loss programs, which can reduce the stress on your weight-bearing joints. They also offer physician-grade nutritional supplements to enhance your joint health and address any vitamin or nutrient deficiencies.
Don’t ignore joint pain. Call Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine and make an appointment today.