The pain, the stiffness, the discomfort; your joints aren’t what they used to be. Whether from an injury or medical condition, you often wake up with stiff joints that limit your mobility throughout the day. At night, you find it difficult to relax, which leads to many sleepless nights.
By visiting our Fresno chiropractor, you could get the treatment you need to manage your joint pain.
What Is Joint Pain?
Before explaining what joint pain is, it helps to have a basic understanding of where the joints are and what they do.
You have joints all throughout your body. These are like bridges from one bone to another. The duty of each joint is to aid in natural movement and give bones support. That said, when joints become stiff or start to break down, this no longer occurs.
This is when you may have joint pain. This pain can occur throughout the body. Depending on what’s causing it, sometimes joint pain is a dull ache and sometimes it’s much more serious. It’s possible that some minor joint pain will naturally disappear over time, but this doesn’t always happen. You could develop chronic joint pain.
The most commonly affected places are the hips, the shoulder, and the knee.
What Causes Joint Pain?
There are many causes of joint pain to be aware of. These include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gonococcal arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Joint Pain Treatment Options
If you have joint pain, you have a few treatment options available. You could receive steroid injections, use topical agents like capsaicin, and try prescription medications like naproxen sodium, ibuprofen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs.
What if you want to take a holistic approach to treating your joint pain that doesn't involve medications? A chiropractor can help. Through chiropractic techniques like adjustments and manipulations, your chiropractor can treat joint swelling and stiffness. You’ll be in less pain and have increased mobility and flexibility.
Your chiropractor may also suggest undergoing physical therapy in addition to regular chiropractic care. By bicycling and swimming, you can gently stretch the affected parts of the body and keep stiffness at bay. You may also receive treatments like electrical nerve stimulation, cold therapy, heat therapy, and ultrasounds for the pain.
Call Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center Today!
If your joint pain has detracted from your quality of life, contact us at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center. With our dedicated service to each patient, which includes chiropractic care, you’ll feel much nimbler and will deal with much less pain.
Our services include disc injury treatment, back pain treatment, auto accident injury care, and more. We’re led by licensed chiropractor Dr. Thomas Potigian.
To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment today, please call us at 559-454-1000 or visit us at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center on 5207 East Belmont Avenue in Fresno.