One in four Americans, or about 54 million adults, regularly experience joint pain as a result of arthritis. Though common, joint pain can interfere with your quality of life, making it difficult to exercise, climb stairs, or play with your kids. At Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, with four offices in the Greater Memphis, Tennessee, area, the caring team has years of experience diagnosing and treating joint pain. If you’ve tried various joint pain treatments without significant improvement, schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.
Joint pain is a blanket term used to describe swelling, inflammation, or general discomfort that affects one or more joints throughout your body. The most common cause of joint pain is a group of chronic conditions collectively known as arthritis. However, joint pain can also occur as a result of overuse, wear-and-tear, and sports or work-related injuries.
Joint pain affects everyone differently. Sometimes it’s dull and throbbing; other times it causes sharp or electric sensations. Left untreated, joint pain can limit your movement and make standing up or bearing weight incredibly painful.
Joint pain occurs for many reasons. At Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, the team regularly diagnosis and treats joint pain caused by:
The team also works with people suffering from joint pain caused by natural aging processes like menopause in women and low testosterone in men.
Mild cases of joint pain usually subside using conservative, at-home measures of care like ice, rest, and over-the-counter painkillers. However, if your joint pain is severe or causes swelling or redness of the affected joint, it’s important to seek professional help.
You should also make an appointment with the team at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness if your joint pain is the result of an injury that triggers intense pain, sudden swelling, or mobility issues.
To diagnose joint pain, your Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness provider reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. They also physically examine your affected joints and gently press on your skin to pinpoint areas of swelling or tenderness. If these measures don’t provide enough information, they might also order an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to get a closer look at your bones, cartilage, and other soft tissues.
The caring team at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness uses integrative, holistic treatments to relieve joint pain. Depending on your symptoms, they might recommend physiotherapy, spinal adjustments, nutrition counseling, or massage therapy.
Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to ease pain and inflammation, while restoring joint mobility and your overall quality of life.
Don’t let joint pain negatively affect your health and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness by calling or booking online today.